Approximate walk8minutes


The Western-style building, an important cultural property, is Katakurakan, a state-of-the-art recreational facility at the time.

Katakura-kan, a nationally designated important cultural property, is a Western-style building built in 1928 as a welfare and social facility by the Katakura Zaibatsu, which operated a silk reeling business based around Lake Suwa. It is characterized by its unique building, which combines the best features of each country's styles, with gable roofs, tiled exterior walls, and spires built in various locations. You can freely tour the inside, but we recommend taking a guided tour that requires reservations. The rest room/dining room on the second floor was also the filming location for the movie ``Thermae Romae II''.

Address: 4-1-9 Kogan Dori, Suwa City, Nagano Prefecture 392-0027
Phone: 0266-52-0604
Closed: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month, year-end and New Year holidays 12/31, 1/1
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