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Seisonkaku Villa

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1-2 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa 920-0936, Ishikawa Prefecture
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!Recommended if you are interested in Japanese culture It is hidden toward the back of the Kenrokuen Garden. You can see a beautiful old Japanese villa and a collection of traditional Japanese art owned by a rich family

Thank orit100
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This beautiful villa was built in 1863 by Maeda Nari Yasu, 13th lord of the Kaga clan, for his mother, Shinryu-in, to retire in. The first floor was the guest area, finished in the formal state chamber style. Each room had an artistic theme—fish and...More

2  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

An additional ticket must be purchased when entering from the K. Gardens. It was worth it for us. The villa was built for the Maeda lord’s mother and must have been the height of esthetics at its time in the 19th Century. The reception room...More

Thank Harry R
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Easy to follow route around 10 sizeable rooms. The cobalt blue upstairs was stunning. Best of all were the numerous collections of dolls and miniatures which the family had looked after for centuries. (Hope they weren’t just on display for the Hina Matsuri when we...More

1  Thank Honestcouple
Reviewed 23 November 2017

For the admission fee of ¥700 we found it to be somewhat boring with very limited English explanations about the history of the house and artifacts. No audio guide. Samurai house or Shima house were more interesting to visit.

2  Thank endis
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Virtually nothing inside this house to see - waste of time and money. Paper screens, Tatami mats, a few kimonos......yawn.

1  Thank Charles W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

As with Japanese culture and tradition, this is a pretty and minimalist treasure. Worth a visit to quietly meditate and clear the mind.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 11 June 2017

A lovely old villa, very well preserved and worth visiting if in the area. The were some areas you couldn't take photos though.

Thank NPR1973
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The villa is inside the garden and accessible by ticket. It is convenient to visit to appreciate the traditional japanese architecture .

Thank Jupiter81
Reviewed 5 May 2017

It is sort of hidden toward the back of the Kenrokuen Garden. You can see beautiful interior of an old Japanese house as well as a collection of traditional Japanese dolls and house goods owned by the wives of a rich Bushi family.

Thank M S
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