Kyu Iwasaki-tei House & Gardens


Museums & Attractions


Built in 1896 for Iwasaki Hisaya, son of the founder of the Mitsubishi conglomerate, this compound reveals the fin-de-siecle sheen beneath Ueno’s grimy surface. Josiah Conder designed the recently renovated main residence – a two-storey wooden structure with Jacobean and Pennsylvanian country-house elements (and the first Western-style toilet in Japan) – and the adjacent billiards room in the form of a log cabin. In the large tatami rooms, visitors can sip green tea and admire fusuma (sliding doors) painted with seasonal motifs by Hashimoto Gaho.

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1-3-45 Ikenohata, Taito-ku

Transport Yushima Station (Chiyoda line), exit 1

Telephone 03 3823 8340

Open 9am-5pm daily

Admission Admission ¥400; free concessions.


Please note: All information is correct at the time of writing but is subject to change without notice.

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