Located in the northeast of Fukuyama castle.
Land: 7,395 square meters (79600 square feet)
Building Area: 872 square meters (9386 square feet)
・It has a Japanese-style building, a two-story Western-style building and a tea house. It also has a beautiful Japanese garden.
・In the late 19th century to the early 20th century, this area was covered with bamboos. The site development and building construction started in the late 1920’s and completed in the late 1930’s. They were originally built as the second home of a merchant, Anbe Wasuke. Now they are for public use.
One-story wooden building.
It has a 21-tatami-mat room, a 14-tatami-mat room, two guest rooms and a tea ceremony room.
The main entrance has Chinese cusped gable (唐破風) with cypress bark roof (桧皮葺) and the part of the ceiling is sukiya style (数奇屋造り)。
(the registered tangible cultural property of Japan)
Two-story building, connected to the Japanese style building. Gabled tile roof with mortar outside wall. The building posts and windows are decorated with the Italian Renaissance style.
Built in the early 20th century as a private home. Once used as a guest house for the city. It became the registered tangible cultural property in 1997. Now open to public.
Traditional Japanese-style Garden
It is said that 10 years was spent to create this garden. Old pine trees and famous stones from different areas in Japan were brought in.
You will find a pond, stone bridges, stone lanterns, various trees and gates.
You can enjoy the great view of Fukuyama castle from here.
Named Bojotei, meaning castle viewing building.
Constructed from 1934 to 1938. Four rooms inside.
In the outside of the tea house, there are adjacent gardens (外露地・内露地) with waiting areas (外待合・内待合), bathroom (雪隠（せっちん）) and Tuskubai (stone basins) and the gate (中潜).
＊ 中潜（なかくぐり） = 中門の一種で、外露地と内露地を分かつ門
Address: 1-8-9 Marunouchi, Fukuyama, Hiroshima 720-0061 Japan