This is Fukokuen, the residence where Harufusa Kitabatake led a secluded life in his last years. Kitabatake was an officer of the court during the Meiji period and a pro-imperial activist during the closing days of the Edo period and during the Meiji Restoration. “Fukoku” was Kitabake’s pen name, and “en” means garden.
Beginning in the Edo period and into the Taisho period, he became friendly with the Arisugawa-no-miya, a branch of the Imperial Family founded by Prince Yoshihito . There is a framed picture in the main branch of the house with "Fukokuen" written on it by the prince at the time.
Fukokuen began to be used by many people as a wedding venue in Ikaruga-cho starting in 1954. Enjoy some leisure time in a relaxed space where you can fully enjoy Nara and Ikaruga.