Japan Heritage SiteThree Mountains of Dewa

28Historical Three-Story House of the Endō Family

Kyu-Endo-ke Jyutaku

(Prefectural Designated Tangible Cultural Property)

Tamugimata is a small district along the ancient road of Dewa, Rokujūrigoe Kaidō, and the location of the historical three-story house belonging to the Endō family, once a lodge that welcomed pilgrims to the Three Mountains of Dewa. The multi-story building has a thatched hipped roof built to combat the deep snow that falls in the region.