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The castle town of Sakura (Dep. JR Sakura Sta.)

Sakura, which prospered as a castle town, retains its samurai residential district, historical townscape, and festivals, which revolve around Sakura Castle, which used to provide Edo with administrative and military support.
Sakura also prospered for its leading position in Western studies under the long-lasting governance of the Hotta clan.
This luxurious tour route allows you to tour, visit, and learn everything about various aspects of Sakura.

Time:
7Hour(s)
Distance:
8km
  1. 1JR Sakura Station

    Address
    Sakura City235-2 Mutsuzaki
    URL
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  3. 2Sakura’s Samurai Houses

    These are the houses where the samurai of Sakura used to live. Three houses are open to the public these days: the former Kawahara family residence (a cultural property of Chiba Prefecture), the former Tajima family residence (a cultural property of Sakura), and the former Takei family residence. They were built in the late Edo period.

    Address
    Sakura City57 Miyakojimachi
    URL
    Web Site
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  5. 3Site of Sakura Castle

    This castle was built by Doi Toshikatsu, the cousin of Tokugawa Ieyasu, as a fortress for defending Edo’s eastern side. It was designated a municipal historical site in 1962.

    Address
    Sakura CityJonaicho
    URL
    Web Site
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  7. 4National Museum of Japanese History

    This is a historical folk museum which comprehensively studies and displays Japanese history and culture. It is located inside of Sakura Castle ruins. The theme is the history of ancient times to the present day and the ethnic world of the Japanese people.

    Address
    Sakura City117 Jonaicho
    URL
    Web Site
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  9. 5Sakura Castle Town Historical District

    Numerous historical buildings, including merchants’ homes and samurai houses, remain in Sakura, which was once a castle town. The roads and land divisions are also invaluable for having been preserved as they were during that period.

    Address
    Sakura City233 Shinmachi
    URL
    Web Site
  10. 55Second(s)

  11. 6Makata Shrine

    It's an old shrine that can confirm its name in the documents of over 1000 years ago. It was deeply religious believed by the Sakura lords and vassals as a god of the general guardian of the Sakura clan in the Edo period.

    Address
    Choshi City933-1 Kaburagimachi
    URL
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  13. 7Sakura Shinmachi Ohayashi Hall

    The history of Sakurahayashi, Karakuri puppets, the atmosphere of the festival are displayed.

    Address
    Sakura City185-1 Shinmachi
    URL
    Web Site
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  15. 8Graves of Hotta Masatoshi, Masayoshi, and Masatomo

    This is a graveyard at Jindai-ji Temple, the family temple of the Hotta clan, who served as lords of Sakura Domain. The graves of three people—Hotta Masatoshi, Masayoshi, and Masatomo are here.

    Address
    Sakura City78 Shinmachi
    URL
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  17. 9Sakura Juntendo Memorial Building

    Sakura Juntendo was a Western medical school and clinic opened by Sato Taizen in 1843. The Memorial Building exhibits medical texts and medical equipment used by the Juntendo at the time.

    Address
    Sakura City81 Motomachi
    URL
    Web Site
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  19. 10The Former Hotta Clan Residence

    This was the residence of Hotta Masatomo, the last lord of Sakura Domain. It is very valuable as a surviving former residence of a daimyo family from the Meiji period and has been designated a national important cultural property.

    Address
    Sakura City274 Kaburagimachi
    URL
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  21. 11Former Garden of Hotta Masatomo

    This is a Meiji-style garden on the property of Hotta Masatomo’s residence. It is valuable as a surviving daimyo family’s garden, and it was designated a national scenic beauty site in 2015.

    Address
    Sakura City274 Kaburagimachi
    URL

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