Former Residence of Jo Niijima

The semi-Western style wooden building which Jo Niijima who was the founder of Doshisha University built in 1878. It is said that it is a building made by the hand of the carpenter of Kyoto while getting advice from the propagator of the university. The practical part takes Western style well while leaving a Japanese-style traditional part when a sliding paper-door is used for a partition including the shoji ranma on the window, and there are box stairs. Rare central heatings were used in those days. It is a structure to understand that Jo Niijima who learned European and American culture lived a life of the Western style early. There is Doshisha University on foot from Jo Niijima old mansion to approximately 15 minutes. Many cultural assets architecture such as "the Clark memorial hall" that a spire becomes the symbol a brick "chapel" of the beautiful stained glass remains in the yard.

A living room of the size of around 18 tatami. A Western-style chair and table at the time are put

Chapel of Doshisha University

[ Access ]
It is a 5-minute walk from Kawaramachi Marutamachi.
It is a 10-minute walk from Keihan Railway Jingu-Marutamachi Station
[ Hours ]
Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday (excluded on a holiday) from 10:00 to 16:00 of for from March to July and from September to November
[ Fees ]
Free of charge
[ Links(Japanese) ]
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