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Kyu Soma-tei

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Unmissable if you enjoy Japanese culture and history.

This was my second visit to the Soma House and I enjoyed it just as much this time as the first... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Yokohama, Japan
via mobile
Enjoyable historical gem in the heart of Motomachi

Like a previous reviewer, I almost walked right past this house as I was following my guidebook to... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
James B
Tokyo, Japan
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to the Soma House and I enjoyed it just as much this time as the first time. The staff are very welcoming, nothing is too much trouble to make your visit informative and enjoyable. The English audio guide is excellent,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank pmah78
Shinji H, オーナー at Kyu Soma-tei, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2018

Thank you very much I expect to meet you again It's the hot climate,please pay attention healthily     director Shinji Higashide 7/20

Reviewed May 12, 2018

Like a previous reviewer, I almost walked right past this house as I was following my guidebook to the Former British Consulate building just down the hill. I'm glad I decided to stop for a look here! Staff were friendly and VERY eager to set...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank James B
Reviewed July 2, 2017

This was a great place to see. It's a former residence belonging to a prominent businessman. It was really interesting to see how the rich lived back then, and to see the differences in the Japanese and Western room. There is also a small gallery...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank terramurie
aronia12, オーナー at Kyu Soma-tei, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2017

Thank you for praise. The residence is protected by our civilians. I hope see someday. Thank you very much agein.

Reviewed March 1, 2016

The person who takes an interest in Japanese construction drop in at KYU SOMATEI by all means, please. This building has history very much. I was enchanted, too.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank KukisawaNaoko
Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't seen this on Tripadvisor and it isn't included in the Lonely Planet guide, so I stumbled across this by accident, and am so glad I did. I found this one of the most beautiful and interesting Japanese houses I have visited in my...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Get2013
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Soumatei is a noteworthy destination located in Hakodate's Motomachi neighborhood. The house was built by a wealthy merchant, whose family occupied it for several generations. It features an interesting mix of oriental and occidental styles and influences. The furnishings, finishes, and gardens are beautiful. An...More

Date of experience: August 2015
6  Thank Andrew1234
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