The Tobe House (˕ƏZ, Tobeke Jūtaku) is a preserved Edo Period (1603-1867) farmhouse that has been relocated to central Minakami and designated an important cultural property. The interior of the house has been restored to how it looked during the daily lives of people of that era.

Next door to the Tobe House stands the Minakami History Museum, a small folk museum which displays clothes, household goods, farming tools and other implements used in the daily lives of the residents of Minakami's past.

Interior of the Tobe House
Minakami Museum


Tobe House and the Minakami History Museum are a 15-20 minute walk from Minakami Station.

How to get to and around Minakami

Hours & Fees


9:30 to 16:00


Mondays and national holidays


210 yen (includes entry to Tobe House and the Minakami History Museum)