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Former Hosokawa Mansion

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nice staff, sparsely furnished, well kept, interesting to look around

Bought our ticket from a friendly staff member, went thru the front garden area and entered the... read more

Reviewed May 20, 2016
Kip F
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Sacramento, California
The way of a Samurai...

This was our first visit to a former Samurai house so it was an eye-opener. The house has been... read more

Reviewed December 20, 2015
cliffman33
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Singapore, Singapore
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Mar 26, 2018
“Watch a samurai movie again”
May 20, 2016
“nice staff, sparsely furnished, well kept, interesting to look around”
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3-1 Furukyomachi, Kumamoto 860-0007, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

It was quite a walk to get to past a beautiful tree lined wall and around to the gate and quiet garden but well worth the walk. Such a contrast to the castle with all its people and crowds. Very quiet so that you could...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed May 20, 2016

Bought our ticket from a friendly staff member, went thru the front garden area and entered the building taking our shoes off. there were some interesting objects to look at tho not much, but the whole architecture and how it was laid out gave a...More

Date of experience: April 2016
2  Thank Kip F
Reviewed January 31, 2016

This is a nice quiet place to see traditional Japanese mansion. Go here as a side trip after visiting Kumamoto castle. Pros: - Great architecture - Place is well maintained Cons: - You have to walk a good distance from Kumamoto castle - To go...More

Date of experience: January 2016
3  Thank jpmcruz
Reviewed December 20, 2015

This was our first visit to a former Samurai house so it was an eye-opener. The house has been beautifully restored & surrounded by impeccably manicured gardens. We basically just basked ourselves in its splendour & even had a chance to savour traditionally prepared matcha...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank cliffman33
Reviewed December 6, 2015

We were very early so we were alone in the mansion. It was quiet and felt relaxed. Mansion gives a good feel how it might have been in those days. Because we were early, we missed out on the tea in the adjacent building. Oh...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Frederique V
Reviewed November 18, 2015

Many cities feature "samurai" homes which may have been reflective of the time, but are quite modest. Although this is also described as such a home, it is really that of a feudal lord or "daimyo" with the space, elegance and grounds that would go...More

Date of experience: November 2015
2  Thank Catbird28
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Easy walk from the castle, and a combined ticket saved a few yen. Very well worth the time - one of the best houses/gardens that we saw on our trip, quite large, so you need to take your time. The way the rooms are arranged...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank crookhamcommon
Reviewed November 2, 2015

Saw this as part of a combination ticket with the Kumamoto castle. The grounds are well maintained and this is an excellent example of how the samurai lived. Worth seeing as part of the Kumamoto Castle area.

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Darryl R
Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Besides me there was nobody there. Wonderful house and garden to explore design and layout. They give you a booklet as all signs are Japanese only. I found that sufficient. Fewer signs would have allowed for better images. After walking past the castle which was...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank journey4one
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We can walk to go to this place from Kumamoto Castle. There are many interesting treasures, but I liked the garden more. It was so beautiful that I took many many photos.

Date of experience: September 2015
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