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Seisonkaku Villa

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Address: 1-2 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa 920-0936, Ishikawa Prefecture
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This Villa is in Kenrokuen Gardens, the Interior is beautiful but the entrance fee is also quite hefty.

The interiors of this Villa are beautiful, although it is very sparsely furnished, so I was quite happy that I visited. The entrance fee does seem a little expensive, I would... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa
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197 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The interiors of this Villa are beautiful, although it is very sparsely furnished, so I was quite happy that I visited. The entrance fee does seem a little expensive, I would assume the cost of upkeep must be very high.

Thank libica
Ube, Japan
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127 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating place with such unusual features. This is my second visit and the exhibitions change regularly. Currently set up for children's day with a huge collection of dolls and tiny antique furniture for dolls.

Thank tes108
Melbourne, Australia
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113 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The interiors of this building would have to be it's highlight and are worth a visit (unfortunately photography is prohibited). NOTE: You can access the site from the Kenroku Gardens.

Thank SPS S
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137 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Did not appreciate this villa and again it was just in and out and not a lot to see at all. Sometimes you pay to get in to these places just in case you miss out but in hindsight would not have bothered going in. Should have just spent more time strolling through the gardens.

1 Thank RuthyGlasgow
north yorkshire, england
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331 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

So pleased we paid the money to see this beautiful house and it's gardens and exhibits. A very rare opportunity to get inside a quality building of this period. They had the summer kimonos on display which added extra interest.

1 Thank fairtrader
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Seisonkaku is very interesting if you are interested in Japanese history, it is quite beautiful. However, it is quite expensive (700yen each) - I just don't feel 100% comfortable paying that much after already having payed to enter the park. Overall, I'm glad we went, but not sure I would recommend to budget conscious travelers.

2 Thank TeamBulmer
Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This villa was a quiet respite early one morning when I visited adjacent Kenrokuen garden. This villa has beautiful small gardens and makes unusual use of color on some of the walls and ceilings of the upstairs rooms.

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Brasov, Romania
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

This gift of a Maeda Lord to his mother became a favorite retreat for many generations of privileged ladies of the Kaga clan. It is built to gladden the hearts of ladies: with exquisite attention to detail, plenty of symbolism and subtleties. The first floor is more typical of a lord's house, but the upper floor is quite unique due... More 

2 Thank Ancutza D
Aomori, Japan
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311 reviews
140 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Admission to the villa requires a separate ticket in addition to the entrance fee for Kenroku-en Garden. It is fully worth the extra money for anyone interested in a glimpse at a well kept, first-rate Japanese house with both traditional and modern touches. The property is a handsome house constructed in 1863 by a Maeda Nariyasu, the incumbent ruling lord... More 

1 Thank Andrew1234
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Don't walk past this without paying the extra admission and going in. It is among the best preserved villas in Japan with wonderful fusuma, and other art, and a real feeling of old Japan.

Thank Richard J

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