The Official Tourism Site of Matsumoto, Nagano, Japan
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Baba Family Residence

Baba-ke Jyutaku 馬場家住宅

This important structure, built at the end of the Edo Period, was the home of a wealthy farming family descended from samurai. The main residence, which was built in the typical Matsumoto area style of folk architecture, and the beautiful small garden have been preserved for display to the public. Not only the building itself, but also all of its natural surroundings have been designated as Important Cultural Property.


Access A 15-minute walk from "Kotobukidai Higashi(East)-guchi" bus stop of Kotobukidai line or Matsubaradai line
Or, very close from "Babake Jyutaku Higashi(East)" bus stop of Uchida-line, operated weekdays only.
A 10-minute drive from Shiojiri IC, or a 30-minute drive from JR Matsumoto Station (Google Map)
Admission Y300 for adults and SHS/college students, free to ES/JHS
Hours 9am - 5pm (doors close 4:30pm)
Closed Mondays (but open on National Holiday-Mondays, closed next day instead), next days of National Holidays, Dec 29 - Jan 3
Tel 0263-85-5070

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