Egawa House

Travel Information

Egawa House (江川邸) is one of the traditional Samurai houses located in Nirayama, Shizuoka Pref. It was constructed in around 1600 and registered as the national important cultural assets. The main house is very large and has very unique structures under the roof. The storages display many treasures of Egawa Family.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: 500 JPY for adult, 300 JPY for Under Junior High.
There is a group parking.
Time: 9:00 to 16:30 (Last Entry is 16:15) At Wednesday 9:30 to 15:00
Closed: 3rd Wednesday.

0. at Mishima Station.
1. use Izu Nirayama station to Izu-Nagaoka Station.
2. walk east 20 min.

MLJ Online Shop

Map around Egawa House

Detailed Travel Guide

Egawa House
Egawa Family moved in late Heian Period around 12th century at this place. 23rd lord of Egawa Family became the Samurai of Hojo Soun. In the Edo period, Egawa Family became Daikan, the local governor of this area and supported Shogun until the end of Samurai era.

This house was constructed in around 1600. It has a huge and unique structure on its ceiling. Usually, the ceiling of traditional Japanese house uses the large beams and masts, but this house uses many small beams and mast to reduce the damage of earthquakes.

It has a huge earth room that used for kitchen and many guest rooms. The main entrance is Shikidai style with wide doors that are only allowed for the powerful Samurai.

The First used the oven to cook bread in Japan.