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Situated in Kenrokuen garden, this tea house is perfect for enjoying a matcha tea and a small Japanese cookie. The staff was very nice, explained which part of the house was original and which part was redone and encouraged us to take 'many, many, pictures'....More
When visiting Kenrokuen Gardens it is easy to come by Seisonkaku Villa, and it is worth paying a visit. It was built for the rich, as is clear from size and style. There are nice inside gardens. Photography inside is not allowed.
The villa situated adjacent to Kenrokuen gardens started off as a retirement home for the mother of Maeda Nariyasu a former ruler. The tour which is unguided follows a set walking route but there is a small English language brochure given out on arrival which...More
This is a fairly compact two storey japanese mansion which is now part of the Kenrokuen Garden althought you have to buy a seperate ticket to view. Hightlights are the Garden in the centre of the mansion and the nightingale floor(s)-the upper storey has some...More
!Recommended if you are interested in Japanese culture
It is hidden toward the back of the Kenrokuen Garden. You can see a beautiful old Japanese villa and a collection of traditional Japanese art owned by a rich family
This beautiful villa was built in 1863 by Maeda Nari Yasu, 13th lord of the Kaga clan, for his mother, Shinryu-in, to retire in. The first floor was the guest area, finished in the formal state chamber style. Each room had an artistic theme—fish and...More
An additional ticket must be purchased when entering from the K. Gardens. It was worth it for us. The villa was built for the Maeda lord’s mother and must have been the height of esthetics at its time in the 19th Century.
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Easy to follow route around 10 sizeable rooms. The cobalt blue upstairs was stunning. Best of all were the numerous collections of dolls and miniatures which the family had looked after for centuries. (Hope they weren’t just on display for the Hina Matsuri when we...More
For the admission fee of ¥700 we found it to be somewhat boring with very limited English explanations about the history of the house and artifacts. No audio guide. Samurai house or Shima house were more interesting to visit.