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International House of Japan, Minato

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4.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web
The International House of Japan is a private, non-profit organization incorporated, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation and other private institution and individuals, in 1952 for the purpose of promoting cultural exchange and intellectual cooperation between the peoples of Japan and those of other countries.

Housed in a handsome structure built in 1955 and enlarged in 1976, it is a working international community engaged directly in a variety of programs that embody the free exchange and interaction of ideas and that strive to foster a climate favorable to international cooperation.

The International House received designation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a Special Corporation in the Public Interest, a status conveying special tax benefits, in November 1989. As of April 1, 2012, the International House received authorization from the Prime Minister's office to become a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
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  • Atmosphere was great garden in Roppongi, suddenly quite different atmosphere to find a wedding mid-30s even favorite held a wedding ceremony here. Green and great garden in popular anyway in the guest, here was the wedding can be thought. Was finished very nice background for photos. Is put on the dessert buffet was very popular here too!
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  • It is located between Roppongi and Azabu-10-hotels and restaurants. Especially wonderful garden, especially cherry season is very busy, restaurant reservations is not. Three modern architect who designed the building was renovated and has been repaired. Good changes to the Royal Park Hotel restaurant operations.
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  • Had been attending a nearby, was passing. Felt great off the beaten path and is visited in a meal with a friend happens to be available. I would think foreign men are sure to please. A nice meal while watching the beautiful gardens and photography.
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  • A quiet tranquil spot in the middle of Tokyo. The rooms are very comfortable. Great choice for business meetings.
  • the cafe inside is peaceful and has a view of a Japanese garden. There are always few people, mostly elderlies. Recommendable for short stays at the hotel and a Sunday brunch at a quite atmosphere.
  • In this wedding we received. The Hall ceiling height of about 3000 square meters garden. Wonderful memories. Roast beef and cake buffet and delicious! ☆ (I eat 😭)
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  • Promotion of international cultural Hall, Minato-ku, Roppongi 5-Chome, Azabu-gate Hill international mutual understanding for cultural and intellectual cooperation, institution of the same name operated by the public service Corporation International House aims to. Catching The International House of Japan, also called the "I-House" I-House"in 2014, current Chairman is former UN Under-Secretary-General Yasushi Akashi,. From the Edo period until the end of Edo period in Edo residence of the clan of tadotsu, Kagawa marugame Lord kyōgoku iki Mamoru in the grounds and became the possession of Kaoru Inoue in the early Meiji period. And then transition the gokyu NIMA residence, akahoshi iron horse House, k. Iwasaki's House and, after World War II had become State-owned land. Discuss the cultural center was established in 1951, when John D Rockefeller III invited Japan to American culture, to lecture. In addition to the funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, Japan's Yoshida made a massive fundraiser for some political and business circles, as well as Prime Minister Shigeru. The building was completed in 1955, Kunio Maekawa, sakakura designed three, JUNZO Yoshimura three. 1955 won the award in the Japan Architectural Association. In 1976, by Kunio Maekawa design completed renovation of the old building and the new building extension. Carried out extensive renovation including the earthquake in 2005. Appearance of architectural modernism architecture of Japan, garden and traditional atmosphere of the building without altering the store played. Leading to the garden in the basement 200 seat theater was established. Save play as efforts to save the building after World War II, and since groundbreaking conservation play against 2007, Japan building society award (business sector). Registration for 3/2006 registered tangible cultural property of the country. Available as a wedding venue and consist of accommodations, meeting facilities, restaurant, library, used as a venue, such as lectures, symposia, and seminars. Gardens in 1930, koyata Iwasaki, the Kyoto landscape architect "planting Jig ueji" is known as a masterpiece of modern gardens can ask the 7th Ogawa jihei to garden, the remains of the Momoyama period or early Edo period. Focusing on the human exchange programs and other researchers around the world, intellectuals, artists, business people and talk. People invited from overseas has been actively, such as Kennan and Oppenheimer, Riesman, Gropius, Toynbee, Roosevelt invited in the past. Minato-ku, Roppongi 5-11-16 reinforced concrete, 2 basement floors, 4 floors above ground: total area: 6702 m² Maekawa Kunio Associates architects, sakakura-3 architectural design firm, Yoshimura JUNZO Design Office of enforcement: Shimizu construction was completed in 1955
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  • Is a good place.
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