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Kunio Yanagita Residence


Referred to by Kunio Yanagita—a pioneer in Japanese folklore studies—as “the smallest house in Japan” in his book “70 Years in My Hometown,” the Kunio Yanagita Residence is also considered the source of Yanagita’s interest in folk studies. As Yanagita himself said, “In truth, it was this house’s small size—the “destiny” of the house, if you will—that inspired my passion for Japanese folklore.” Looking at the interior of the house, visitors can’t help but feel the truth of Yanagita’s words, giving rise to a new understanding of the source of his folklore.

Spot Name Kunio Yanagita Residence

1038-12 Nishitawara, Fukusaki Town, Kanzaki District

Tel +81-790-22-1000
Hours 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fixed Holidays Mondays (or the following day if Monday is a holiday)
Prices Free
Note Please use nearby parking and lavatories.

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