Built over 180 years ago, this townhouse has been used for several different purposes, exisiting in the center of Tsurugi. During the Edo Period it was used as a place to store rice that was paid to the lord of the area as a kind of tax. Then it became the first post office in Tsurugi during the Meiji Period, and was then used as a doctors office by the 12th generation owner of the building. Nowadays it is used as a free resthouse where visitors can relax with tea and marvel at the old architecture of the building. Various craft lessons are also available, such as the traditional crafts 'Hinoki Zaiku' - Cypress Weaving, and 'Kaga Mizuhiki', and the rear storehouse is frequently used for various exhibitions.
Ta 1 Tsurugishinmachi, Hakusan, Ishikawa
Tel: 076-272-0001, 076-273-5699
• 10am to 4pm
• Closed August 13 to 15, and New Years