Closed for the month of April due to the declaration of a state of emergency

Due to the implementation of the emergency measures, Ikuoha has also decided to suspend its operations until April 30, 2020.
We pray that the situation will be resolved as soon as possible, and that the new coronavirus will continue to be present after the reopening
We will make every effort to prevent the spread of infection.


Response to the spread of new coronavirus infection

We are working to strengthen hygiene to prevent infection and spread.
Consider the health and safety of your customers and use the disinfectants we have prepared.In addition, the staff wears a mask.If you feel unwell during your stay, please contact the staff.We look forward to your understanding and cooperation.



Built as a house/shop of a wealthy merchants Ishida family more than 100 years ago, in the area designated by the government as traditional townscape conservation district. Significant features such as “garden corridor” from the kitchen to the backyard, among other features, are maintained well. We welcome you to have a wonderful time in the traditional Yoshii house which has been preserved in its original form for many years. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance to you in planning your tour.

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History of town and Ikuha

Yoshiimachi of Ukiha City developed as a post town connecting major cities Kurume and Hita. Since 17C, the town flourished in commerce through manufacturing based on rich agricultural production. The whole town was redesigned after a major fire in 1869 from thatched roof houses to tiled roof and white plastered walls to be fireproof, which still consist the townscape of today. Built as a house/shop of a wealthy merchants Ishida family more than 100 years ago.

In 1996(Heisei 8) the external area of the building was extensively renovated returning it to its original form further to its recognition by the National Preservation District of Historical Buildings. The internal features of the design such as the beams (Hari), Lintel(Kamoi) and wall are in the same condition as when the building was originally constructed enabling you to experience the mood and atmosphere of buildings from the Meiji era.

© 2019 筑後吉井 町家宿 以久波