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Kengo Kuma-designed buildings

You can see large wooden buildings designed by Kengo Kuma, winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, in the town of Yusuhara. Mr. Kuma is also the architect of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Kumo-no-Ue-no-Hotel Annex: Marche Yusuhara Machinoeki Yusuhara


Completed in 2010, this facility combines a hotel with just fifteen rooms and a market selling local products. It is a representation of the spiritual culture of the tea room as well as the area’s leading role in the Meiji Restoration.
Address:1196-1 Yusuhara, Yusuhara Town
Access:About 60 mins by car from Susaki-chuo IC

Kumo-no-Ue-no Gallery Yusuhara Wooden Bridge Museum


Completed in 2010, the two buildings (the hotel and the gallery) separate by a road are joined by this building in the shape of a bridge.
Address: 3799-3 Tarogawa, Yusuhara Town
Access:About 80 mins by car from Kochi IC
About 70 mins by bus from JR Susaki Station (get off at Yusuhara)

Yusuhara Town General Administration Building


Completed in 2006, reflecting the town’s history of forestry industry and the environment, this has been designed as a twon base for interacting with others in an area that sees high levels of snow and rain.
Address: 1444-1 Yusuhara, Yusuhara Town
Access:About 60 mins by car from Susaki-chuo IC

Kumo-no-Ue-no Hotel Yusuhara Town Regional Exchange Facility


Completed in 1994, located at what might be called the entrance to the town. You can enjoy hot springs here.
Address: 3799-3 Tarogawa, Yusuhara Town
Access:About 80 mins by car from Kochi IC
About 70 mins by bus from JR Susaki Station (get off at Yusuhara)
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