Lafcadio Hearn Residence

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Lafcadio Hearn Residence
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Lafcadio Hearn was a British explorer who arrived in Japan in the 1800s and became a well-known author who introduced aspects of Japanese culture to the Western world. Hearn was best known for his book of short stories, “Kwaidan”, among his thirty other publications. His writings were loved for their authentic views on Meiji-era Japan, unbiased by his Western origins. 

Overview

Address

〒860-0801  Kumamoto-shi, Chūō-ku, Anseimachi, 2-6 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

9:30 - 16:30 Closed

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 9:30 - 16:30
Thursday 9:30 - 16:30
Friday 9:30 - 16:30
Saturday 9:30 - 16:30
Sunday 9:30 - 16:30
Holidays 9:30 - 16:30

Phone Number

+81-(0)96-354-7842

Access

11-minute walk from Kumamoto Transportation Center
10-minute tram ride from Karashimacho Tram stop to Toorichosuji
20-minute tram ride from Kumamoto Station to Toorichosuji
5-minute walk from Toorichosuji to the residence
 

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