This is the residence of the Kamihaga family, the top branch of the Honhaga family, who was one of Japan's largest wax producers. When the Kamihaga family became a separate family branch at the end of the Edo era, they opened a branch warehouse, and later, during the most prosperous period, built the main house, the attached buildings and others, in total 10 buildings, all of which have been designated as important cultural property. Since production facilities such as the Kamaba (boiler house) did only survive here, they are valuable remains which attest to the close relation between the local industry and residential facilities. On the premises there is an information corner and a cafe; a guided tour of the museum is recommended.
|Address||2696 Uchiko, Uchiko-cho, Kita-gun, Ehime, Japan|
|Closed||New Year holidays (29 Dec. – 2 Jan.)|
|Parking||None / Please use the Machinami Parking (fee required)|
|Admission||Adult: 500 yen Children 6 to 15 years old: 250 yen|
Groups: Adult:380 yen, Children 6 to 15 years old: 200 yen * Groups with more than 20 people.
Set ticket: Valid for Japanese Wax Museum & Kamihaga Residence, Uchiko-za Theater, Museum of Commercial & Domestic Life