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Located near the famous Kumamoto Castle is the huge and splendid Hosokawa Gyobu-tei. This spacious mansion that dates back to nearly 300 years was built by Lord Gyobu, a member of the Hosokawa tribe. Over the period of time more chambers were added to this house; tourists can glance through different rooms including the servant's quarters, study room, reception area and much more. The furnishings and decorative items belong to the Edo period. This elegant Samurai mansion gives you a glimpse of the rich and lavish lifestyles of the Feudal Lords of Japan.