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Old Mitsui Family Shimogamo Villa

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謎解きplease 〜さくら〜

The Traditional place of JAPAN. Feel calm in garden. Mitsui's family rule; Cooperation each... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
via mobile
A time capsule.

The historic Mitsui home recently opened to the public, and is worth a visit. Visitors can wander... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Fairfield, California
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7 Apr 2018
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9 Mar 2017
“謎解きplease 〜さくら〜”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
58-2 Shimogamo Miyagawacho, Sakyo-ku, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-0801, Kyoto Prefecture
City Centre
+81 75-366-4321
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the Villa during the peak of the Cherry blossom period about 10 days ago. We were told that no English speaking guide was available, which was fine with us, as there was a series of laminated materials on display with copious English notes....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The Traditional place of JAPAN. Feel calm in garden. Mitsui's family rule; Cooperation each other Imagine how feel your friends You will tour after enter this place, world famouse shrine,Shimo-gamo shrine. 三井住友銀行の前身、さくら銀行の名前の由来は 京都発祥の三井家ですが、 三井家とさくらを紐ずける資料や物語が 確認できなかったのが心残りです。 行ってみて、誰か教えてくれたら嬉しいです。

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tokukot
Reviewed 21 January 2017

The historic Mitsui home recently opened to the public, and is worth a visit. Visitors can wander through most of the house, and it provides a very thorough snapshot of what life was like for a wealthy Japanese family in the early part of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Old Mitsu Family Shimogamo Villa has opened to the public for the first time at Oct. 2016. It is located about 5 minutes walk from Demachiyanagi Station of Keihan Railway. We can find it easily because it is close to the big red Torii Gate...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank AsukaSaki
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City Center
No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its
blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered
shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street
bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of
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