Magariya House in Nango
(one of the Japanese traditional style house)
Historic Suzuki House (Important Cultural Property of Numata)
The ancestor of Suzuki clan came to the village and settled as a Shinto priest in order to build Kumano Shrine here, and then, served as a village headman from generation to generation producing politicians.
The house was also used as a stay facility for government officials who came for land survey. It is a formal Shoin-zukuri style furnishing studying corner and ornamental doorway in the raised area of the main room. This style was favored by samurai families.
The main house is a Magariya style private house common in Tohoku region. The extended parts is a stable where the health condition of horses were looked after on a constant basis. It is a Magariya style private house with a thatched roof which was rare in Gunma prefecture.
It is unknown exactly when the house was built. However, it is speculated that it was completed in 1785 because of its architectural technique and the writing, ‘a fine day of October, Tenmei year 5 (1785)’ on the side wall of Inari shrine on-site.
It was designated as an important cultural property of Numata on March 8, 2001.
(flat baked flour bun stuffed with red bean paste or vegetable filling)
Experience Activities in Rural Mountain.
There are around 10 activities available such as making buckwheat noodles and oyaki at Magariya house in Nango located across the street of Shakunage-no-yu in Nango Hot Springs.
Reservation is required. Most of the activities are about one hour long with fees ranging from 500 to 1,000 yen.