Miura Residence (The Beech Tree Courtyard)

This building was constructed in 1869 by Miura Takatsugu, the 10th and final lord of Katsuyama Castle. In front of the gate is a huge beech tree rumored to be more than 400 years old. Because of this tree, people began to call the area the Beech Tree Courtyard. Cherry blossoms, hydrangeas, maple trees and camellias decorate the courtyard at various times throughout the year. A mudwalled storehouse on the grounds was remodeled into a restaurant named Shinoki Goten (The Beech Tree Courtyard). A noren featuring the Miura family crest waves over its door.

Open from 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Tuesdays, Wednesdays and the New Year Holiday.
No entrance fee.
Events: Tea Party (Held yearly near the end of June, around the time when the hydrangeas are in bloom.)
Address: Okayama-ken Maniwa-shi Oka 270
(10 minutes by car from the Katsuyama Townscape Historical Preservation Area.)
Contact: Miura Residence: 0867-44-5474
Shinoki Goten: 0867-44-2010