The large two-story wooden mansion of Hotaru-tei is stretched out over a surface of over 600 square meters.
Its beautiful beams and pillars, especially the massive central beam, are eye-catching throughout the building.
Built in 1850, the late Edo Period, in the snow-heavy Niigata Prefecture,
Hotaru-tei got transported to Nagano's Kanbayashi Onsen in April 1987.
The craftsmanship that got into building the mansion is worth seeing for yourself.
From the perspective of both history and architecture, Hotaru-tei is a cultural asset.
Hirao, 1398-1, Yamanouchi-machi, Shimotakai-gun, Nagano Prefecture
Hotarutei is 10 minutes by car or bus from Yudanaka Station,
1 minute on foot from the Snow Monkey Park Parking Lot, and 20 minutes by car or bus from Shiga Kogen.