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Otaru Kihinkan

3-63 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
+81 134-24-0024
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Must Visit in Otaru

I was impressed by the villa, it made by woods and well decorated with paintings and furniture. It... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Low C
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Beautiful House

Its a really nice house, and nice to experience the story behind the daughter and the father who... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
helgamog
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3-63 Shukutsu, Otaru 047-0047, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I was impressed by the villa, it made by woods and well decorated with paintings and furniture. It is not allowed to take any pictures inside the villa. Can buy the entrance tickets using vending machine. Now is the season for peonies, although not in...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Its a really nice house, and nice to experience the story behind the daughter and the father who built the house, as he had another house in Otaru. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

This beautifully constructed house and garden, with some priceless pieces of furniture and art, are well worth seeing. Screens, carved and inlaid wood, and other elements are museum-quality. Little English is spoken but there is a printed pamphlet. The #10 bus in front of the...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Otaru Kihinkan, Shukutsu 小樽貴賓館(旧青山別邸) The Old Aoyama Villa, a Herring Mansions which was built by one of the wealthiest fishermen in the Taisho Era (1912-1926), it took 6 and half years to completed in 1923. Worth visited place in Otaru. Fully recommend to come if...More

6  Thank Cheng C
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

You can get here on the local bus form the centre of the city or via taxi. This villa is a must see and your senses will be awaken just to see such a beautiful villa, its surrounding gardens and the workmanship that has gone...More

2  Thank Paul A
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We traveled here in Summer with a group and unfortunately at the time we arrived so did several other large tour groups, so it was a little crowded. However it was still a lovely visit and we were glad to see something so lovely. The...More

1  Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Don't bother visiting if you're not Asian. We waited to be attended. The staff ignored us while waiting on and serving others. So blatantly racist toward us. There are so many other places to go where you won't be treated like this.More

3  Thank Julia G
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美智夫 佐, マネージャー at Otaru Kihinkan, responded to this reviewResponded today
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その節はお客様のご気分を害してしまい、申し訳ございませんでした。 弊社は世界各国様々なお客様がいらっしゃいますが、お客様...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Aoyamas made their fortune in the herring business but Masakichi and his daughter Masae had very sophisticated sense of beauty which is reflected in all aspects of the construction, decoration and furnishings of this villa. In addition, it is surrounded by three beautiful gardens...More

1  Thank Francoise1948
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

I like old buildings, old houses, and I do make it a point to try and visit at least one whilst in a new place. Pros: If you are into old houses, architecture, interior decorations, history, nice rock garden and I bet the flowers would...More

3  Thank cuh888
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

Japan is a country which can keep/maintain the historical building in a good conditon. The tour guide book does not mention much about this sightseeing. It is not easy to travel bus to get there and the bus service is not frequent too. The building...More

1  Thank Wing L
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lomax7006
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Response from Kate M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know that, we were on a pre-purchased cruise tour.
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lomax7006
26 July 2016|
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Response from Kate M | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't know that. We were on a pre-purchased tour with our cruise ship, that took us from port to the venue.
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