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Former Iwasaki Residence Garden

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1-chōme-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito City, Tokyo 110-0008, Japan

An admission fee is required at this garden & estate with Western- & Japanese-style structures.

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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Chris Macer a month ago

Interesting historical place to take a look at if you’re on this side of Tokyo. Not your usual tourist destination but worth looking at if you’re interested in Japanese history. Mix of western and Japanese architecture. Quiet place for a wander.

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Kaz Tak 3 months ago

The Iwasaki Residence Garden in Tokyo, also known as Kyū-Iwasaki-tei Garden, is a historical site located. It was originally the estate of the Iwasaki clan, who were the founders of the Mitsubishi conglomerate. The garden and the buildings on the estate were constructed in 1896. The garden is one of the designs by British architect Josiah Conder, who is often referred to as the father of modern Japanese architecture. Unfortunately, very few of his buildings remain today, so the Iwasaki Residence Garden is a significant architectural site.

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K Stone 7 months ago

Designed by British architect Josiah Conder in the Meiji era (1868-1912), this is the residence of the Iwasaki family, the founders of the Mitsubishi Group. It has both Japanese-style and Western-style rooms, allowing visitors to imagine the life of celebrities of the time. The National Museum of Modern Architecture is also located here.

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Yereen Oh 7 months ago

If you’re like me and don’t like crowds, this is a perfect calm spot to walk around and explore beautiful architecture, both traditional and from late 19th century. You can’t take pictures inside, but it wasn’t a problem for me. You also have to take your shoes off at the entrance and cannot put them back on until you leave the building. There is a traditional Japanese tea room where you can enjoy hot matcha set, iced matcha set, coffee float, etc. I ordered iced matcha for 890 yen. This part of the building I was allowed to photograph. There was no crowd. There’s also restrooms in the Japanese wing area. Entrance fee is 400 yen. I recommend this place!!

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Sertap Maral a year ago

Unless you have a special interest in the Iwasaki family or Mitsubishi, there is no point in going. Maybe because it was winter, there's literally nothing in the garden. I have been to many temples with much more beautiful gardens. It was a waste of money and time for us.