Former Kurauchi Residence


The former Kurauchi residence was the primary dwelling of three successive generations of the Kurauchi family - Jirosaku, Yasufusa, and Jirobe Kurauchi - who managed the coal mines in the Chikuho region of Fukuoka Prefecture, which boasted the 10th largest output of all mines in the country from the Meiji era to the early Showa era.
The main building, parlor, and gardens were built in Showa 30, and in Taisho 5, concurrently with the establishment of the Kurauchi Mining Corporation, the banquet hall, tea room, large entry hall, and other buildings were added, and the adjoining Kifune Shrine and its path were constructed as one. A grand mansion amidst the rolling countryside, the premises comprise some 7,135 square meters, as well as 1,250 square meter Japanese-style residence, which is still in the same condition in which it was built.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 829-0115 福岡県築上郡築上町大字上深野396
Address 396 Greater Kamifukano, Chikujo Town, Chikujo District, Fukuoka Prefecture
Telephone Number 0930-52-2530(旧蔵内邸)
Open ▼Opening time  From 9:30 to 16:30  (as for the last entering a building time 16:00)
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays (open on those Tuesdays & Wednesdays that are also National Holidays)
Access [Train] Alight at JR Chikujo Station (Nippo Main Line), take a roughly 10-minute bus or taxi ride
[Bus] Alight at ’Kamifukano’ Bus Stop on the rescheduled Samuta bus line, roughly 2 minutes on foot
[Car] Approximately 8 minutes from ’Beppu’ intersection

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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