"The origin of the Shimazu Family" - you can see the history of Miyakonojo
Miyakonojo Shimazu Residence is the house where Miyakonojo Shimazu family lived after 1879. On the site of about 5,000 Tsubo (16,530m2), you will see the main residence, Kendo hall, agricultural hall, stone storehouse, and Miyakonojo Shimazu Denshokan Museum.
In the main residence, life of Miyakonojo Shimazu family is introduced as well as when the Emperor and Empress Showa stayed over in 1973 (Showa 48). In addition, the rooms, beds, and the common room are all maintained in a very good condition.
At the Denshokan museum, a huge collection of over 10,000 historical materials donated by the Miyakonojo Shimazu family is stored and displayed. Various events are also held throughout the year, including history lectures and chrysanthemum exhibitions.
A fun and interesting volunteer guide (free of charge: advanced reservation required) will guide you through the house.
*The business hours and closed days may be different from the information on the website. Please check the following URL for the latest information.
|18-5 Hayasuzu-cho, Miyakonojo-shi, Miyazaki
|9:00AM – 5:00PM (Admission until 4:30PM)
|Closed on Mondays (If Monday is a holiday, the next day.)
|Parking available (free of charge)