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Mirei Shigemori Residence

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Address: 34 Yoshidakamiojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8312, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-761-8776
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It's OK to visit, even if you don't speak Japanese!

I visited the Shigemori residence in May 2013. I had been warned that the tour would be conducted only in Japanese, but that I was welcome to visit. I was lucky enough to be with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2013
Meiho
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited the Shigemori residence in May 2013. I had been warned that the tour would be conducted only in Japanese, but that I was welcome to visit. I was lucky enough to be with a Japanese friend who was able to summarize what she heard during the tour. Of course, it's not as good as hearing everything first hand;... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

I am a big admirer of Shigemori’s work and was really looking forward to see his home. My Japanese friend called the Mirei Shigemori Residence to get a reservation and was told I can visit the residence only if I speak Japanese or am accompanied by Japanese. Imagine the outcry if only German speaking visitors were allowed to visit Wagner... More 

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