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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  • Pay 400 Yen, without any preliminary knowledge and try entering the name "Garden" is include in the mansion, great architect did as far as luxury and trendy Iwasaki of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, visitors 4-per 5 people one by one, with free volunteers corner With a wealth of knowledge and affection, thanks for explaining in detail-packed episode and had no prior knowledge as to the equivalent was impressed by. Japan House with Western-style architecture and haunted houses, of Western architecture, for example large amount of tiles were laid on the porch, etc are all Minton made (! ), Or even some great paper not only one person who can reproduce fine art in gilded with gold Tang leather paper, now the fine craftsmanship of the minion's dexterous Japan wallpaper fine art and painted by hand (US troops that took over here after the second world war it was in the paint. Stunned), the reception was masterpiece construction detail details elaborate luxury and technology to impress. In the more Western-style construction but plain looks, such as fusuma ceiling timbered one plate, also of Japan, Hashimoto gaho, I was just overwhelmed. Billiards for COOP (artist) also to detail and heaps of luxury and technology, was rolling up overwhelmed by the chic of the old rich. I think people like architectural history like both people who are interested in the technology of Japan and beautiful things not to be missed. Raised in the House, take off your shoes, walk in socks or stockings (tour is about an hour), so even if in heating indoor, winter was likely to freeze foot. It is recommended to wear or thick tights in the winter. I think after the places that I went to Ueno Park we went walking around the station's yushima. Walking is fairly quickly.
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  • This is a rather unusual place... which likely is overlooked... industrialist from 1920th... decided to put some real estate on his property... so we have Swiss-style billiard room, western (colonial?...  more »
  • 11 and 14 at the two meetings. Show me in about 50 minutes. Gained many valuable story such as pamphlets and enjoyed it. This is free and great! Ticket counter staff very good, like we thought.
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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.
  • Better place for family vacation

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