Old Nisshin Mansion

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About

The oldest Western-style architecture in the city, telling the beauty of Western-style architecture from the Meiji era. In 1902, this mansion was built for American English teacher Charles C. Champlin, who taught at the old Yokote Junior High School (now Yokote Senior High School). The master carpenter is said to have been Hatsugoro Fujimura. A missionary by the name of M.M. Smyser lived in the mansion after Champlin, until his death. This building is rare even among Western architecture, and its design is elements are simple and wood-based. Additionally, the mansion was designated as a prefectural tangible culture property on March 10th of 1984, for its ornate capital designs in the entrance and on the balcony, as well as the window frames and comb-shaped eaves which are elements unique to Meiji era architecture.

Address
7-1 Johnan Town, Yokote City, Akita prefecture
Number of car spaces
1
Parking Fee
Free
Business hours
9 a.m. ~ 4 p.m.
Charge
Free
Closing day
Open on Wednesdays only*
Mail
info@con-akita.com
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