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Seisonkaku Villa

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1-2 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa 920-0936, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I wanted to see this villa, SeisonKaku, located inside Kenrokuen Garden, which an emperor built for his mother-in-law in 1863. The description said it was very unusual because it has two floors - the first floor is more formal reception rooms and the second floor...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank vickiebypass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lived in Japan for 3 years now and have seen more than our share of samurai houses. This one is really worth seeing.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lee K
Reviewed December 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alexandra B
Reviewed November 26, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DickZe
Reviewed November 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed November 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nobunaga2017
Reviewed October 22, 2018

!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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank orit100
Reviewed August 5, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

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. The reception room...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HarryR140
Reviewed June 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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