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Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien

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Lovely little spot

Went here because I assumed it had some nice gardens which it turned out it didn’t.. however the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Lauren W
Carlisle, United Kingdom
via mobile
Amazing house!

I was pleased to finally have a chance to visit this historic house designed by Josiah Condor... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Tokyo, Japan
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1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito 110-0008, Tokyo Prefecture
Kanda, Akihabara, Ochanomizu
+81 3-3823-8340
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Went here because I assumed it had some nice gardens which it turned out it didn’t.. however the buildings were really interesting to look around and totally random in the middle of Tokyo. Great style & architecture and a lot of history. Worth making a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 30 November 2017

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????) style main building and Japan-style building -- all together.... do they fit? NO do they...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 5 September 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 materials that helped us understand what we were looking at. Although...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is a fascinating example of Meiji "western-style" architecture. The house was designed by British architect Josiah Condor for the Mitsubishi corp family. It was used as a guest house and the family lived in the attached Japanese house. The architecture exemplifies Japan in a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank raku
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Interesting architectural mixture between western and japanese architectures. Unfortunately not much left from the original residential complex of the founders of the Mitsubishi financial empire. The western building and the billiard room are still there (though partially under refurbishment in December 2016). Suggested for a...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank SilkDragonfly
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Although it is advertised as the "garden", the focus is on the residence. The 2 level house was built about 100 years ago by an English architect, and the style is western. Not very commonly found in Japan but should not be very special in...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 51gregoryl
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This house is located near Ueno Park. It's an interesting mixture of Western and Japanese architecture and worth a visit if you are interested in architecture. Allow about 30mins for a visit.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank SPS S
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The third president of Mitsubishi purchased the land that these mansions and gardens situate in 1896. The British architect, Condor was then hired to design a two-story home reminiscent and incorporating both Jacobean Renaissance Revival and Pennsylvanian Estate architecture. Both were successfully accomplished and in...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Dalecorp
Reviewed 14 November 2016

While this house might not be so interesting for those used to Jacobean and Victorian architecture, it's an unusual house to find in Tokyo. Formerly the mansion of the Mitsubishi family, the attractive house with porches sits on a large block of land near Ueno...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The estate was built in 1896 by one of the early leaders of the Mitsubishi company. While only about 1/3 of its original size, the estate is interesting to visit from an architectural perspective because there are 3 distinct building styles right next to each...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mumslie
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Ochanomizu / Akihabara / Kanda
Ochanomizu boasts its academic foundations starting
with Yushima Seido, the birthplace of modern day
Japanese education. The area has kept its college town
feel with several university campuses. If you head
towards Jinbocho, you'll find musical instrument and
sports equipment shops, and an area of used bookstores
for students and anyone interested in literature and
the arts. Akihabara is well-known for its computer and
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