Katsuragawa Thatched Roof House

The thatched roof (kayabuki) came to fruition via the the desire for a design that would easily endure all four seasons.

With the amount of thatched roof houses declining year over year, the ones remaining today have become increasingly scarce over time.

Currently, this Katsuragawa located thatched roof house is being preserved with the cooperation of the local community, and is publicly available and on display alongside “mingu” (everyday articles which have come to be regarded as folk art).

Address 237-37, Katsuragawa Bomuracho, Otsu-shi, Shiga-ken, 520-0475, Japan
Access ■By train
From JR 「Katata Station」, take a bus and get off at 「Bomura」 and it is a short walk from the bus stop
■By car
30 min. from the Kosei Road Mano Interchange
Contact Katsuragawa Branch Office
Business Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays (If Monday falls on a holiday, we will be closed on the following day instead)
Price Free