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Former Hosokawa Residence (Gyobutei) 
# 3   of 4 most visited
sights in Kumamoto

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The Former Hosokawa Residence (Gyobutei) is the former residence of a branch family of the Hosokawa Clan, the powerful clan that ruled over Kumamoto during the Edo Period. The building is a great example of a high-class samurai mansion.

After the end of the feudal era, Gyobutei was moved to a different location in 1873, but was re-located to Kumamoto Castle Park and beautifully restored in the 1990s. It is now open to the public and displays the typical design of a highly ranked samurai's residence of the Edo Period.

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How to get there
The Former Hosokawa Residence is located in the north of Kumamoto Castle Park, a ten minute walk from the castle tower.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:8:30 to 17:30 (until 16:30 from November to March)
Closed:December 29 to 31
Admission:300 yen (Gyobutei only), 640 yen (Gyobutei and castle)

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