Tokyo's Surrounding Areas,Tokyo
The former residence of the Japanese diplomat, Jiro Shirasu, and his wife and essayist, Masako. He was a liaison officer with the occupying forces after the war, and instrumental in drafting the Constitution of Japan.
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.