Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien, Taito

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#24 of 1,334 in Historic Sites in Tokyo
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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  • Sorry, can't see the look from the front entrance of the Western Wall is being repaired, hanging from a sheet. Nice staff visited the Interior is ornate.
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  • I have seen some old buildings in Nagasaki and Hakodate, in Tokyo in this stately historic buildings didn't. Is bound to the main Western and Western-style house(wakan), and separate pool, garden and garden is lawn alone. This landmark of luxury and heavy in the amateurs is not especially studying the history of the building, architectural experts and not so, can such luxuries of this age group. Around a closer look at during the Meiji era, while feelings or sense can visit such cultural assets could comprehend what it is. Admission fee: ¥ 400 can visit cultural heritage buildings are rare in the world and said it's cheap stuff. I think it forever to save you want to. It is recommended that you go to Ueno by all means visit.
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  • In Western culture came of age, see Western-style building at the time, was nice. It is a favorite place. Green tea also available.
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  • The house was the former residence of the Iwasaki family (founders of Mitsubishi). The main house is a great example of western architecture in Japan. It's connected to a Japanese style house, where the family actually lived. Unfortunately the Japanese section of the house is much smaller than the original as the garden, while still large is only about 1/3 of the original. Well worth visiting.
  • Probably not a priority for a western tourist, but if you are lacking inspiration where to visit and are looking for a quiet place, it's a good choice. Interesting to see how a rich family defined it's way of living in the past. Architecture itself is worth a visit, even though you can find similar houses around the country.
  • Beautiful Guesthouse of Mitsubishi family. This place has a incredible Western building in the Style of Biedermeier and a traditional Japanese building with a lovely garden. This is definitely worth a visit.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful architecture, but there's an admission fee, and they don't allow you to take photos inside the building.

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