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Lovely tranquil compact garden

Curious house, being Japanese style on the ground floor and European on the second. The highlight... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
ignatius455
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Dorking, United Kingdom
Not sure at first but exploring worth it

We had a cruise stop in Aomori and we weren't sure what to do. We took a taxi from the port to see... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Uktonyuk
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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25 May 2018
“Lovely tranquil compact garden”
24 Oct 2017
“Not sure at first but exploring worth it”
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1 Saruka Ishibayashi, Hirakawa 036-0242, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Curious house, being Japanese style on the ground floor and European on the second. The highlight for me though was the lovely, tranquil, formal garden with dry gravel, stones, greenery, water with an island, raised areas and a multitude of different views depending on where...More

Thank ignatius455
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We had a cruise stop in Aomori and we weren't sure what to do. We took a taxi from the port to see these Gardens. The drive was interesting and it was nice to see some of the scenery. It was apple time and the...More

Thank Uktonyuk
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Had been visiting other great gardens in Japan prior to this one and our expectations were high, so on arrival at this one we were a little disappointed, It appeared a little un kept (seasonal change?)but there were a number of workers toiling away on...More

Thank dudley126
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Visited there in March end of Winter trees were still boarded so asa show garden was dissapointed expected to see a lot more

Thank judy d
Reviewed 26 December 2012

This house & garden were the inspiration for the art/location in the anime film, Arrietty. Being a fan of The Borrowers & Studio Ghibli, I anticipated enjoying seeing this location. Unfortunately it was a bit of a let-down, mainly because the rocky pathways in the...More

Thank braybrigade
Reviewed 25 February 2012

I am a direct decendent of the Seito family. So for me to see where my family came from was amazing. I live in Texas and traveled with my mother who is a Seito family member. I was 50 yrs. of age at the time...More

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