Built over 180 years ago, this townhouse has been used for several different purposes, existing 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 doctor's office by the 12th generation owner of the building. Nowadays it is used as a free rest house 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