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Kyu Koune-Ke (Formerly house of Koune family)

This private little house, built by the local methods which was popular and then further prospered in the Iya region, shows its characteristic of a little house. Such a house rarely remains today. It was built during Tenpo period (1830-1844) and consists of just one room, garden and front space. The outside plastered wall is covered and protected by split bamboos (called Hishagidake) and the way they placed lavatory room in the middle of front are very characteristic features. This house was originally standing in village of former Higashi-Iyayamamura Kurishido, but was transfered to Sugeoi village in Higashi-Iyayamason in August 1983 and restored to the former state. The photograph here is from that time. (Designated as a National significant cultural heritage)

Basic information

28 Sugeoi, Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi City
Admission fee
Admission free
Parking lot
Get off the express way at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the Prefectural road 45 →Take the National route 439 towards Mt. Tsurugi→The house(The journey takes approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes by car.) By public transport: From JR Oboke Station, take the Shikoku Kotsu bus bound for Kubo and change at Kubo→Take the Municipal bus bound for Mt. Tsurugi→Get off at Sugeoi bus stop→15 minutes walk to the destination
The Cultural heritage Div., Miyoshi City Board of Education