Kunin Residence (Old Okamoto Residence)

This was one residence of the so-called “kunin” (“public characters”), monks of Enryaku-ji Temple who were permitted to marry, bear surnames, and carry swords while carrying on their religious duties during the Edo Period (1603-1868). Though lifestyle changes have caused many historical buildings to undergo interior rennovations, this the Okamoto Family’s residence is a wonderfully preserved example of a kojin home, and an example of the kind of ordinary housing that would have been used by those associated with shrines and temples.

Address 6-27-10 Sakamoto, Otsu City
Access ■By train
・20 min walk from JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station
・Direct from Keihan Sakamoto Hieizan-guchi Station
■By car
10 min from Kosei Road Shimosakamoto Interchange
Contact TEL:+81-77-578-6455
Business Hours 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Closed on Mondays (Closed the following day when Monday is a national holiday), the day following a national holiday, and the final days of the year
Price 100 yen (80 yen for groups of 15 or more)