Hino Ashihei’s Former Residence “Kahakudo”

Akutagawa Literary Award winning author Hino Ashihei hailed from Kitakyushu and lived at the “Kahakudo” residence from 1940 until his death in 1960. The name Kahakudo originated from the fact that Ashihei liked “kappa”, or Japanese water sprites, and named his residence to reflect that kappa lived there. In his study on the second floor, Ashihei wrote many stories set in Kitakyushu. His son, Tamai Chutaro, now manages Kahakudo, where visitors can hear various episodes about Ashihei’s life.

*About the Building: Kitakyushu City-Designated Cultural Asset
*Tours: Reservations required for groups
*Accessibility: Guide dogs permitted

Address 808-0035 1-16-18 Hakusan, Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka
Contact Tel:093-771-0124 
Cultural Asset Preservation Control Division, Kitakyushu City Education Board
and Holidays
Mondays (The following day in the event of a scheduled or National Holiday) and December 29 through January 3
Parking Available; 5 vehicles
Access By train – A 5 minute walk from JR Wakamatsu Station on the Chikuho Main Line
By bus – From JR Tobata Station on the Kagoshima Main Line, take the municipal bus to Wakamatsu Eki Mae stop; A 5 minute walk from there
By boat – A 15 minute walk from Wakato Ferry Terminal
Times Available 10am – 4:30pm
Area Kitakyushu Area
Genre Gardens and Buildings (History and Culture)

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