Sakaguchi Memorial Hall
A reproduction of Dr. Kinichiro Sakaguchi's home called "Rakuhoan" where you can learn about his work.
Dr. Keiichiro's Sakaguchi was considered an international authority in Applied Microbiology. Because of his detailed knowledge of sake brewing he was known as "Dr.Sake". His work and sake making materials are on display. It captures the atmosphere of the former house of the Sakaguchi family (Rakuhoan) and inside is a replica of the den containing a traditional Japanese hearth that was Sakuguchi's favourite room. Sakaguchi's much beloved garden featuring snow camellias is also on display. The hall is a place where one can get a sense of Sakaguchi the educated, cultured individual and Sakaguchi the master sake brewer. The building has been organized into four cultural sections.
The atmosphere of his house, known as "Rakuhoan" and the hearth in his study den
|Name of places:||Sakaguchi Memorial Hall|
|Address:||148 Unoki, Kubiki-ku, Joetsu-shi, Niigata|
|Traffic access(train):||Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen to Joetsu Myoko Station and from there it's 30 minutes by taxi or rental car.|
|Traffic access(car):||Take the Kakizaki exit on the Hokuriku Expressway and from there it's a 20-minute drive. Alternately take the Joetsu exit and it's a 20-minute drive from there as well.|
|Average time to see:||30min
|Holidays:||Closed Mondays (Tuesdays when Monday is a national holiday). Closed the day after national holidays.
Closed Dec.28 - Jan.4. Between Dec.9, 2019 and Feb.1４, 2020 the opening days are following
Sakamori Kan：Saturdays, Sundays and holidays
Rakuhoan: only on days with a reservation
|Fee:||【till March 31, 2020】
Entrance fee for Sakamori Kan: ¥300 (under jr.high age free), groups (15 or more people) ¥220/person
Room rental fee for Rakuhoan (per hour): Nakazaki - ¥140, Sake no Ma - ¥140, Yukitsubaki no Ma - ¥140
【from april 1, 2020】
Entrance fee for Sakamori Kan: ¥3１0 (under jr.high age free), groups (15 or more people) ¥2３0/person
Room rental fee for Rakuhoan (per hour): Nakazaki - ¥1７0, Sake no Ma - ¥1７0, Yukitsubaki no Ma - ¥1７0
|Car parking:||Free parking|
Sakaguchi Memorial Hall
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