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Kyu Iwasaki-tei Teien

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Address: 1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito 110-0008, Tokyo Prefecture
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Fascinating Residence and History

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 2, 2016
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 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 other. And while there is virtually no furniture in any of the homes, one can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

It's a very pleasant visit and it gives an interesting glimpse on how very rich families were living during the Meiji era. The architecture has lots of international influence, European and middle eastern, while keeping a Japanese side to it. The wall papers made of leather are quite unique too. Events are often organized in the garden.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2015

Being a resident of Tokyo for over a decade, I have been caught up in the fast pace of city life. So, I have decided to slow down, take in & share my views of the beautiful history, culture, customs, food & nature this concrete jungle has to offer. If you expect to see a beautiful landscaped garden like Hama-rikyu,... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is a somewhat interesting stop in that you can see the architectural manifestation of the struggle between Japan's desire to keep her proud culture and to also connect with the West in the second half of the 19th century. The building is a pretty common one for a wealthy merchant of the times - it is remarkable in that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015

We stumbled upon this by accident and deliberated on wether to go in, the helpful English speaking attendant and the low price (400 Yen each) convinced us. You have to take your shoes off before hand and after the busy nearby Uneo gardens this place is a little haven. Don't expect to be in for a long time but for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2015

We walked up to the garden planning to visit as we had been to three other Tokyo gardens which we thoroughly enjoyed. It was koyo season and we were hoping for one last venue in Tokyo to see autumn colors. It was December and many leaves were either past prime or down, but we were still hopeful after we had... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The entrance fee is 400yen but you can buy a year pass for 4000yen and visit all the nine gardens in Tokyo. We visited the garden on October 1st and it was free. They had a special piano concert live in the evening. Lovely!

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Matsudo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

My wife and I visited Kyu-Iwasaki Gardens as part of our quest to visit all nine of the Cultural Heritage Gardens of Tokyo. Situated within walking distance of Yushima, Ueno and Okachimachi stations, Kyu-Iwasaki tei in one of the smaller gardens on the list and one of the three donated by the Iwasaki family to the Japanese people (the Iwasaki... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2014

Went here as part of visiting all the gardens listed on the Guide to Metropolitan Gardens and was looking forward to it having seen a magnificent picture of the Residence. Actually very disappointed. The area is dominated by a large western style house built by Josiah Condor (a prominent British architect) in 1896. It could be a wonderful experience but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2014

We happened to find the manor whilst walking around in the rain and seeking somewhere to hide. The manor was designed by Condor and it is still well preserved from the Meiji Era. One can see some Victorian style in the manor. The billiard room is next to the manor and it represents Swiss cottage style. I enjoyed a tea... More 

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