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“An Oasis in the City”

Former Hosokawa Mansion
Surrey UK
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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“An Oasis in the City”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Plenty of space and a very good impression of what life in such a house might be like. Not authentic in that it has been rebuilt and not enough English descriptions. Beautiful gardens and grounds.

Visited November 2011
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Mansion of Feudal Lord Hosokawa.”
Reviewed January 17, 2009

The Hosokawa Mansion, which dates back to the 1600s, is only a short distance from the Art Museum and Kumamoto Castle but is easily missed unless you happen to venture to the side of Ninomaru Park that is furtherest from the castle and the City.
When visiting the mansion, it's shoes off and move along the outer wooden walkways that are exterior to the rooms, much the same as servants would have done.
A quiet piece of history well worth the extra walk to get there.

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