Historic Site of Okoshi Juku Waki Honjin

Located to the north of the Musuem of History and Folklore, the Waki Honjin was established in 1641 (Kan’ei 18), when the number of people on horseback traveling through the post station of Okoshi Juku increased. After being passed down by four generations of the Sataro household, the property was acquired by the Hayashi family in 1720 (Kyoho 5). The garden was constructed from the early Showa period until halfway through 1936 (Showa 11). Featuring a “sukinkutsu,” an earthenware jar buried upside down with a hole at the top end, the sound of water droplets reverberating inside the jar invokes a deep sense of serenity.

The Former Hayashi House is a nationally registered tangible cultural property.
The parking lot is shared with the Museum of History and Folklore.

In typical years, the Momiji (Maple) Festival is held in late November.

Hands-On Workshops

At hands-on workshops aimed at families or small groups, you can try "Matcha Tea Grinding," "Indigo Dyeing," "Kyoho Era Elephant Drawstring Bag Making," "Zodaic Ceramic Bell Painting," and other paid experiences.
* Depending on the season, the available workshops may change. Please inquire with the Bisai Museum.

◎ Matcha Tea Grinding Experience 1 hour
(Aimed at families or small groups)

In typical years, the Momiji (Maple) Festival is held in late November.

Also Check Out Seasonal Flower Spots Here!

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Location 494-0006 Shimomachi, Okoshi, Ichinomiya City
Fee Free of charge
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    Public Transportation
    ・Take a Meitetsu bus bound for "Okoshi," get off at the "Okoshi" bus stop, and walk for 5 min. (Bisai Museum of History and Folklore)
    ・6-minute walk from "Tomida Kita" or "Tomida Kamimachi" bus stop on the Bisai Minami Route of the community bus "i-Bus"