Having been ordered by the Tokugawa shogunate to guard Ezochi (today’s Hokkaido) against southern expansion by Russia, the Sendai Domain built a jinya, or manor house, in Shiraoi in 1856 as a base for defending the nation’s northern frontier. This museum introduces the dispatch of troops to Ezochi, the everyday life of feudal retainers, and the history of their exchanges with indigenous Ainu people through a wealth of pictorial and written materials. Exhibits also include articles left by Kenmotsu Miyoshi, the second head of the army.
- Jinya-machi 681-4, Shiraoi-cho, Shiraoi-gun
9：30 – 16：30
Mondays (or the next weekday if Monday is a national holiday), and the year-end and New Year’s holidays (December 29 – January 3)
Adults: ¥300 (¥250); Elementary and junior high school students: ¥150 (¥120)
– Fees in parentheses indicate discounted fees, including those for groups of 20 or more.
– Admission is free for residents of Shiraoi Town upon presentation of an ID (driver’s license, health insurance card, etc.).
– There are days when admission is free due to events and other occasions. Such days will be announced on the museum website, Facebook page or the like.
- Official website
- Wheelchair accessibility
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