We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews his mother reception room japanese house on display english explanations worth a visit japanese culture kenrokuen garden second floor entrance fee dolls clan lord porch kaga chamber nightingale
!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
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
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
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
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.
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.