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Kyu-Shirasutei Buaiso

旧白洲邸 武相荘


The house was named Buaiso by Jiro Shirasu, who was a key diplomatic figure in post-war Japan, serving as the liaison officer with the occupying forces. As the house was on the border of old Musashi and old Sagami area, the first kanji of Buaiso was the first kanji of Musashi, and the second kanji was the first kanji of Sagami, and the third kanji was added so it sounds the same as another word with different kanji, which means unsocial. Knowing that Japan would be defeated in World War II, Shirasu believed that securing food would be the first priority and moved to Tsurukawa to be involved in agriculture. Today, this former residence is opened to the public as a museum and restaurant, and various seasonal events are held there. The house is in an environment rich in nature so that visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers and plants. It is a 15-minute walk from the north exit of Tsurukawa Station on the Odakyu Line. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Tsurukawa Station: Take the route 11 bus from bus stop no. 2, get off at Tsurukawa 1-chome bus stop then walk five minutes or take the route 13 bus from the same no. 2 bus stop and get off at Heiwadai Iriguchi bus stop and walk five minutes.* 16 parking spaces available for visitors.

Location Information

  • Address

    Nou, Machida-shi, Tokyo ka valley 7-3-2, 195-0053

  • Nearest Station
    Tsurukawa Station
    ・ Odakyu Odawara Line
    North Exit
    15 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Sunday 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Last admission 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed
    Open national holidays/substitute holidays

Further Facilities & Services

  • Parking Lot: available