Nishiyama-Goten Heritage (Tokugawa Museum Annex)
Mitsukuni Tokugawa (1628-1700), the second Lord of the Mito Domain, spent his retired life at this modest one-story residence. The house features a thatched roof with a circular window in Mitsukuni’s study, offering views of the garden landscapes and pond. In fact, the pond is designed in the shape of the Chinese character for "heart." Mitsukuni supervised the compilation of "The Great History of Japan" (Dai Nihon-shi) during his time here.
*Photo by the Tokugawa Museum Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
*Nishiyama Goten is the property of the Nishiyama-Goten Heritage and Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
- 590 Arajukucho, Hitachiota City
- By public transport: 5-minute taxi ride from Hitachi-Ota Station on the JR Suigun Line
By car: 30-minute drive from Hitachi Minami-Ota IC on the Joban Expressway
- Business Hours
- Business Hours
9:00-16:00 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
- TEL: 0294-72-1538
- 70 parking spots
- Adult: 1000 yen
Children: 600 yen
Groups of 30 people or more are eligible for a discount.
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