What is Yoshiki no Sato?
Yoshiki no Sato was built in 1870, and features an architectural style appropriate for the climate of Hida. In 1970 the building became unoccupied, and in 2013 the question of whether the building should be demolished arose due to its state of deterioration. In response to this, citizen volunteers began restoration and preservation activities without any assistance from the government, because of the cultural value of the building and their having witnessed the destruction of other important cultural treasures. These activities evolved into a large-scale traditional style house restoration, which is a very unusual case in Japan considering the absene of government support. Currently, the restoration of the building is not the only goal, it is actively used as a way to promote Hida.
Site area: 920 tsubo (3,041 m²)
Parking lot: Approximately 40 cars (No large buses)
On-site buildings: Main building, storehouses (4), detached building (currently used as a shared house), old hospital ward (currently used as a shared office)