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Updated: October 1, 2019

Buaiso 旧白洲邸 武相荘

7-3-2 Nogaya, Machida City, Tokyo

A traditional farmhouse from the prewar era

This traditional farmhouse is the former residence of the late industrialist Jiro Shirasu, who served in Japan's first democratically-elected government after World War II. Most Japanese know him as the government official who was tasked with presenting a Christmas gift from the Emperor Hirohito to General MacArthur; Shirasu objected to MacArthur's suggestion to leave it on the floor, and this incident was immortalized by its reenactment in a popular TV drama. Shirasu lived here with his wife Masako, an essayist, until his death. The wooden house offers insights into the typical way of life on the outskirts of the big city, and you can stroll around its pleasant gardens.

How to Get There

  • Tsurukawa StationOdakyu Odawara LineNorth Exit15 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays

    *Changes depending on the season and/or time period
    *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
  • Closing days: Mondays
    *Irregular, depending on the season

Price

General admission: 1100 yen

Cash

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasParking

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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