Visit this deeply traditional and unforgettable merchants’ house.

The Kusakabe were a family of merchants that worked for the shogunate in Takayama and prospered during the Edo period.

In 1879, after the original building had been lost in a fire, a skilled artisan by the name of Jisuke Kawajiri rebuilt the house in its traditional Edo period style using the unparalleled craftsmanship of the Hida region, which is the building as you see it now. It was designated a national Important Cultural Property in 1966, and is currently open to the public as a folk arts museum.

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1-52 Oshin-machi, Takayama City, Gifu 506-0851


17 min. walk from JR Takayama Station

Business Hours

March - November
9:00am – 4:30pm
December - February
9:00am – 4:00pm

Days Closed for Business

March – November
December - February


Adults (high school and up): 500 yen
Children (middle school and down): 300 yen

Telephone Number 0577-32-0072
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No parking available