Mr. Seto’s former residence (Registered Tangible Cultural Property) in Wakkanai, Hokkaido

by Chie

Mr. Seto’s former residence (Registered Tangible Cultural Property) in Wakkanai, HokkaidoToday I’d like to introduce “the must-see” point in Wakkanai. 
This is “Seto-Tei”, Mr. Seto’s former residence. It is a ten-minute walk from Wakkani station. In 2013, it was added to the “Registry of Tangible Cultural Property.”
This building was the residence of Mr. Seto, who was renowned for trawler fishing enterprise in Wakkani.
From the 1940’s to 1970’s, as an important port of trawl fisheries, Wakknai city was full of energy and many people gathered here from all over Japan.
In 1952, this residence, now a museum, was built for Mr. Seto, a trawler-boat captain.
Since 2013, it has been opened with free admission from April to October.
You can feel the glory days of Wakkani inside the residence.
The first picture is the room where parties, such as wedding or New Year’s celebrations were held.
You can visit the residence during our "Northernmost Japanese Kimono Walking Tour" ! Then participants can also have the privilege to learn the different Japanese etiquette from a native teacher.


22 Jun 2015

Welcome to Wakkani, Hokkaido! My name is Chie Moue. I am an English licensed Guide-Interpreter and also a forest instructor. If you love nature and would like to know more about the forests in Hokkaido, I am one of the most informative and experienced nature guide.
Now I live in Wakkanai, the northernmost place of Japan.The city is blessed with defined seasons, unique nature, fresh seafood, dairy products and Soya Black Angus. Since it is a border city to Sakhalin, Russia, it also has a nostalgic atmosphere and interesting history.
If you are planning to visit Rishiri or Rebun islands, it would be a chance to experience both interesting Japanese culture and nature at the same time! You can’t miss this opportunity!
I would love to help you discover something special in Wakkanai and Hokkaido and help you make unforgettable memories in Japan.
If you have any questions about Hokkaido, please feel free to ask me. I would be happy to help you create an interesting itinerary.


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