Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien, Taito

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Observe unique combinations of Western-styled architecture and picturesque Japanese gardens at Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien. Constructed by the founder of Mitsubishi's son, the property was seized after World War II; since then, it has lost most of its buildings, and now stands at half its original size. Don't let this put you off, however: the remaining historical structures, unusual in their composition, make the visit worthwhile. Inspect a heady combination of 17th-century Jacobean design and Islamic Renaissance patterns in the main house--a building also circumnavigated by a veranda, and furnished with a colonnade straight out of Appalachian America. Pause for some green tea, served inside the house, and take in your surroundings. Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Tokyo Edition.
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  • October 3, 2017
    Big mansion's warts, attracts a trendy, glory of the Zaibatsu feel to the skin. I bow to the metropolitan was to keep this House is.
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  • September 5, 2017
    I was pleased to finally have a chance to visit this historic house designed by Josiah Condor. It's wonderful that the city of Tokyo is preserving it. The staff were friendly and provided English mate...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    The mansion of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu was built at the Meiji era. Mitsubishi Zaibatsu indeed! It is quite a large building. Is about all it was supposed to the guesthouse was the number of luxurious guest rooms and dining room, living room. Conglomerates were at that time been extravagant livelihood! All are on fire. During the week, photography is allowed. On weekdays, but it was a filming location for the drama "ryomaden tourists is almost now asking was. Parking is not. Ago the normal 30 minutes ¥ 300.
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  • May 3, 2017
    Beautiful architecture, but there's an admission fee, and they don't allow you to take photos inside the building.
  • January 18, 2017
    Antique old building which built in the ancient Japan in 18xx, art combine western and Japanese. Definitely worth to go in if u like architecture, building and history. The place close at 5pm, but last entrance will be at 4.30pm.
  • January 20, 2017
    I attended a live classical music concert in the garden, the background was the main building, such a beautiful experience.
  • August 23, 2016
    I loved going here. The building's architecture is an amazing thing to see in the middle of Ueno. One moment it feels like you're walking through a luxurious plantation house in the American south, and the next moment you're in the most exquisite traditional Japanese room.
  • October 4, 2016
    Great historical asset used to be owned by Iwasaki clan, but now Tokyo government.

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