The former Honma Residence, a placid and elegant family mansion of Honma clan, has now converted into a museum.
Thanks to the wealth of the local daimyo, this merchant family's villa was built on 1768. Now, it is used as the official Sakata guesthouse.
The family also has their own museum, the Honma Museum of Art.
The villa is 5 minutes on foot from JR Sakata Station.
Honma Residence is open from 9:00 to 17:00, and closes earlier on winter. Admission fee is 900 yen.
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