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Former Maeda family main residence Western-style building

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4.5 (588)

Japan, 〒153-0041 Tokyo, Meguro City, Komaba, 4-chōme−3−55 旧前田侯爵邸洋館

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indoor
free
free
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daytime
traditional
traditional
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museums

clockOpening hours

Mondays: Closed

Tuesdays: Closed

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Charlie Samra 4 months ago

This building, called the Yokan, as well as its Japanese counterpart the Wakan, are in Komaba Park, which is somewhat near Shibuya. The complex was built in the 1920’s and served as the home of Marquis Maeda, an aristocrat at the time. When the war broke out he went to fight and died on the front lines. The western house was his residence and the Japanese one was where he entertained guests. La dee da! Anyway, when the war ended the US military brass lived here, and likely had a good time. It is restored and kept beautifully, and is free to explore. When I was there yesterday they were having a piano concert. Lovely! Don't forget to visit the Japanese building - the Wakan - which is along side this one.

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Mark Nesbitt 5 months ago

Vast, no expense spared mansion of a figure at the heart of Japan's noble and military establishment. House blends English and Japanese style. Wouldn't merit a special trip by itself, but near to the Folk Arts museum and Komaba Museum, and amidst an affluent neighbourhood of nice houses. I found it a pleasant excursion.

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M K 5 months ago

Free!?? Highly recommended place to visit and explore! You can even take pictures everywhere also.

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Sandra Möller 7 months ago

A very beautiful building both inside and out. For every room there were information about what it was used for, and some info on the specific choice of decor in the room. The marquise Kikuko's living room were to me the most interesting one, but the other rooms were also beautiful. I especially liked the wallpaper in the eldest daughters room. If you have time I suggest you visit this place.

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Ayaka I a year ago

A beautiful place to visit, one of the old preserved historical building before WWII. The former residence of the Maeda family was originally located in Hongo, Bunkyo City. This mansion was once owned by Marquis Maeda Toshinari l, the sixteenth head of the Maeda family of the former Kaga domain (which is one of the most powerful houses in Japan since Edo era) , relocated the residence to Komaba, Meguro City. Toshinari Maeda was highly sophisticated person so that he had traveled abroad and the house was designed to be able to invite international highly guests. The total area of the site is approximately 40,000m2.