Private House Open to the Public (Kanekoya’s Residence) Private House Open to the Public (Kanekoya’s Residence)

  • The outside walls are built using wooden ship planks, a feature unique to shipbuilders' houses.

  • Furniture on display, including sea chests, gives you insight into a shipbuilders' life.

  • The second-floor room, floored with tatami mats, was used for gatherings and meetings.

The Kaneko Family used to be shipbuilders. This house is thought to have been built in the early 19th century, when Shukunegi was at its height of prosperity. Just like other houses in Shukunegi, this house is a full, two-story house with plate walls. The skills and techniques of shipbuilders can be found everywhere; rope-and-pulley windows, for example.

Overview

Address Shukunegi, Sado, Niigata
Access Approx. 10 minutes by car from Ogi Port
Nearest bus stop Approx. 1 minute on foot from Shukunegi bus stop on the Shukunegi Line
Opening Times 9:00-16:00 (Closing time varies depending on seasons.)
Closed From December until March. Open 7 days a week in other months.
Prices 300JPY

PLEASE SHOW RESPECT TO LOCAL RESIDENTS. Please do not litter or smoke while walking.