What to See & Do


Ishitani Residence

Leading Building of Chizu Town - Post-station Town in the Edo Period

The Ishitani Residence facing Chizu Street is the largest building in Chizu Town that prospered as the greatest post-station town in the Tottori Domain during the Edo period (1603 to 1868). There are 40 rooms here arranged so that they enclose a vast Japanese garden. In fact, there are seven storehouses alone. This luxurious mansion renovated over ten years from the Taisho period (1912 to 1926) harmonizes various styles and was listed as an important cultural property of Japan because it is a masterpiece of modern Japanese-style architecture. Currently, four of the seven storehouses are open to the public as a museum and archive.

Basic Information
Address 396 Chizu, Chizu-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori
Telephone Number 0858-75-3500
Website http://www.ifs.or.jp/
Business Hours 10:00 to 17:00
Closed Days Wednesdays, day after public holidays and the New Year's holiday period
Price and Admission Adult: 500 yen / High school student: 400 yen / Elementary and junior high school student: 300 yen / Infant and senior citizen (80 years old and older): Free
Directions 15 minutes on foot from JR Chizu Station
Approx. 10 minutes by car from Chizu IC on the Tottori Expressway