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Former Nakao Residence

Travel Guide - Former Nakao Residence


When whale fishing was active in Yobuko in the Edo Period (1603 - 1868), the Nakao family was prosperous as the chief of the fishermen. The house is historically important not only as one of the oldest buildings in Kyushu region but also as a good example to know the whale fishing industry at that time. The residence is now designated as a Saga Prefectural cultural property.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 – 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing


  • Wednesdays (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)
  • December 29 - January 3

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 200 yen (General, Adult)
  • 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes taxi ride from JR Karatsu Station
  • 30 minutes from JR Karatsu Station or Ote-guchi Bus Center by the bus bound for Yobuko. Get off at Yobuko Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 3750-3, Yobukocho Yobuko, Karatsu-shi, Saga, 847-0303


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