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The view from the main guest room overlooking Lake Senba to the south is particularly striking.

Koubuntei is located on the western side of the plum trees area of Kairakuen. This is a wooden... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2018
Funabashi, Japan
Old style Japanese house

The Kobuntei is in the park and one has to pay a small entrance fee. After taking ones shoes off... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
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1-3-3 Tokiwacho, Mito 310-0033, Ibaraki Prefecture
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

Koubuntei is located on the western side of the plum trees area of Kairakuen. This is a wooden three story building designed by the ninth Mito feudal lord Nariaki Tokugawa for him to entertain guests. It is composed of Okugoten (the residential area for the...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2017

The Kobuntei is in the park and one has to pay a small entrance fee. After taking ones shoes off, you follow the signs and so see all accessible spaces. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed May 26, 2017

The Kobuntei is an extremely interesting housing complex. The lord's house has several interesting and ingenious security features in case of attack. The women's quarters have beautifully hand-painted wall screens in each room. Each room has a different tree or shrub, mostly flowering, painted on...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

On Sundays you can enjoy a traditional Japanese tea ceremony (Matcha tea). A must see if you haven't experienced tea ceremony. Please be quiet while inside and respect the tradition

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Reviewed April 30, 2017

A very nice tea room. It is normally open for tourists, but at certain days you get to experience real tea ceremony in this historic tea room.

Thank SRen1990
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Great restoration of the summer home of a famous Shogun who apparently loved plums and brought plum trees to the area. Beautiful view of the lake from the hillside.

Thank webhoppa
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

This old building and has many history. From the top in this house you can see mito and lake in near kairakuen

Thank vitaakdewi
Reviewed March 17, 2017

The only area in the garden that was exclusive was the three-story noble residence of Kobuntei. An admission fee is required but it is worth it as it provides the best perspective of the garden from its upper floors. The smaller patches of the gardens...More

Thank thelonious22
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Rebuilt in the mid-1950s after it was destroyed by an aerial attack in World War II, the three-storey Kobuntei is a lovely historic wooden building housing some of the prettiest hand-painted wall screens/sliding doors that were recreated during the restoration. Kobuntei comprises a main house...More

Thank ECFoodNTravels
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We very much enjoyed this ancient (reconstructed after a fire) building. Some very fine screen paintings and panels are found in many of the rooms in the women’s quarters. Each room is devoted to one variety thus the rooms are thematic in design. Poetry is...More

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