Since closing our doors in March of 2020, we have been hard at work implementing new measures and experiences to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors while on property. We are now pleased to offer safe public tours Thursdays – Sundays.

Reserve Tickets Now

If you can’t visit us in the the near future, we still need your support today. Below are three ways you can support the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation during this extremely challenging time.
Become a Member | Donate Now | Shop the Frank Lloyd Wright Store

Menu Search

Yodoko Guest House

The Yodoko Guest House was designed as a second house for Tazaemon Yamamura, a prominent sake brewer.




Tazaemon Yamamura


3-10 Yamate-cho, Ashiya-shi


National Important Cultural Property of Japan. Open to the public with tours available.


Built on a verdant hill in Ashiya City, Japan, the house is composed of a number of one and two-story sections that overlap each other like a staircase along the hill’s incline. Wright’s signature compressed entryway leads the visitor into an expansive living space, while large windows open out to the landscape and fill the interior with light. The residence is designed primarily with reinforced concrete, Philippine mahogany, and local Oya stone (which Wright had also employed in the construction of the Imperial Hotel and Myonichikan school) accented with carved geometric patterns. Decorative copper plates on many of the windows display stylized leaf motifs, while built-in mahogany furniture appears throughout the residence. Three Japanese-style rooms on the third floor, added at Yamamura’s request, seamlessly blend Eastern style with the Western design. The building’s flat roofs enable the interior spaces to flow out onto roof terraces as well. Once a guest house for the Yodagawa Steel Company of nearby Osaka, it is now open to the public as a museum.

News and updates from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation