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Hanawa Hokiichi Memorial Hall|CHOCOTABI SAITAMA


Sightseeing spot

Northern AreaHonjo City

Hanawa Hokiichi Memorial Hall

This is a memorial house for Hanawa Hokiichi, a blind Japanese classical scholar who lived in the mid-Edo period. Apart from the famous collective title Gunsho Ruijyū and its raw lumber, there are approximately 200 archives on display inside the building. Furthermore, you can see a hand-stitched purse from his mother that he kept dear during his lifetime and many other personal articles. There is also a section within the exhibition for videos and audio tours.

Museums Historical and Cultural facilities

Basic Information

Tourist spot name
Hanawa Hokiichi Memorial Hall
Honjō Kodamachō Hachimanyama 368
Home pageō

Business hours / Fee

Business hours
9: 00 ~ 16: 30
For group entry, please reserve in advance.
Regular holiday
Monday (In case Monday is a holiday, then the following day), New Year's Holiday (December 28th to January 3rd)


Public transport
10 minutes on foot from Kodama Station of JR Hachikō Line
About 15 minutes from Honjo-Kodama Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway
Free: 65 spaces
1 space for a Large Bus (Reservation Required)
Fee: None


Foreign language support
Pamphlet : English, Chinese Available

Universal design

  • Toilet with handrail
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Wheelchair-accessible slope
  • Braille explanation
  • Voice guidance
  • Wheelchair parking
  • Compatible with diaper changing tables

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