Yamadera Jyozan Residence
One of Matsushiro’s best-preserved historic residences, Yamadera Jyozan was once home to a middle-ranking samurai family. The distinctive front gate – the longest in Matsushiro – and exterior walls are certain to grab your attention as you move to and from other popular attractions. Once inside, the home includes reception rooms for visitors, drawing room, general quarters and tearoom – particularly beautiful in the autumn.
Located on the same road as the Zozan Imperial Wartime Tunnels, Yamadera Jyozan Residence is well-worth visiting.
09:00 to 17:00 (last enry at 16:30)
Approximately a 50 to 70-minute drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From Nagano Station, take the Alpico Bus bound for Matsushiro from Bus Stop No.3 - outside the station's Zenkoji Exit - and disembark at the Matsushiro Station Bus Stop - it takes between 30 to 35 minutes. Once in Matsushiro, the Yamadera Jyozan Residence can be reached on foot in around 15 minutes from the bus stop. It will be easiest to first go by the Tourist Information Center to collect a map or rent a bicycle. From the bus stop tourist Information can be reached in around 5 minutes by taking either road to your left and then turning right when you reach the next road. Walk straight along that road until you see Tourist Information on your left, next to the Sanada Treasures Museum