When expansion work was carried out on Yoshimura Family Residence, ink writing was discovered which stated that the building was built in 1789, making it the oldest existing private residence in the prefecture. Apart from the expanded portion at the back, the house maintains its original form. It was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in 1974. Yoshimura Family Residence is a wooden, single-story building with a thatched hip-roof. Its unique feel is created by the smoke vents located above the stove and fire pit. It is a previous "suguya" style home seen often in the northern parts of the prefecture, whereby the roof is in a perfectly straight line. There is a doma on the east side and five rooms on the west side, which are able to be viewed by the public. Details of the Yoshimura family are unclear, however it is believed they were farmers with relatively high status as their home is larger in scale and has greater beam length compared with the neighboring homes.
From train station: 60-minute taxi ride from Saga Station on the JR Nagasaki Main Line
Car: 45-minute drive from Nagasaki Expressway Saga-Yamato IC
Bus: Get on Showa Bus bound for Furuyu/Hokuzan at Saga Station Bus Center, get off at “Kamimutsuro” stop, and walk for 3 minutes
● Free entry
● Parking Lot: Accommodates 5 cars (free of charge)
● Contact: Fuji Branch Office, Saga City Government, Tel: +81-952-58-2860