Hosokawa Mansion

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Former Samurai Family Mansion

Former Samurai Family Mansion

The Hosokawa Mansion is the former home to the Hosokawa clan, one of Japan's most powerful samurai families. The home was initially built in 1648, and was moved after the Meiji Restoration to the current spot close to Kumamoto Castle. The walk from Kumamoto Castle to the mansion only takes about five to ten minutes, and the mansion features many of the former Lord's personal belongings from the Edo-era. Guests can freely walk about the residence in their socks to see the various artifacts and belongings, including furniture, games, paintings, pottery, and other goods from the Edo period. There is a Japanese garden and tea house located on the property in addition to the numerous maple trees and plant life. The Hosokawa Mansion gives guests a glimpse into the lives of Japan's samurai elite.

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