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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kyushu - Kumamoto
Lafcadio Hearn's Former Residence
# 4   of 4 most visited
sights in Kumamoto

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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904), known in Japan under his Japanese name Koizumi Yakumo, was among the first Western authors to write books about Japan. His most famous works include "Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan" and "Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of Strange Things".

Hearn immigrated to Japan in 1890 and spent the rest of his life there. After spending a year in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Hearn resided several years of his life (1891 to 1894) in Kumamoto City. Today, his former Kumamoto residence (򔪉_F{, Koizumi Yakumo Kumamoto Kyūkyo) is open to the public and contains a small museum about the author.

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How to get there
Lafcadio Hearn's former residence stands directly behind the Tsuruya department store in Kumamoto downtown. The closest tram stop is Suidocho, a 15 minute, 150 yen tram ride from Kumamoto Station. The residence can be reached in a two minute walk from the tram stop.

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Hours and Fees
Hours:9:30 to 16:30
Closed:Monday (or following day, if Monday is a national holiday)
December 29 to January 3
Admission:200 yen

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