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Old Asakura family House

29-20 Sarugakucho, Meguro 150-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3476-1021
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Step into the past

Avery well kept traditional Japanese house that belonged to an important Japanese political icon... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shahrul79
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Well preserved 99 year old estate and gardens

This large estate remains untouched by the 1923 earthquake and various Tokyo fires. It has also... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Reasonable50
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Greenwich, Connecticut
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29-20 Sarugakucho, Meguro 150-0033, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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+81 3-3476-1021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Avery well kept traditional Japanese house that belonged to an important Japanese political icon from early 1900s. The house is tucked away from the main busy street yes still easily accessible. The house is well kept and walking around just give a sense of what...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This large estate remains untouched by the 1923 earthquake and various Tokyo fires. It has also been lovingly cared for. It is a true treasure, especially considering its urban location. Peaceful and enriching, it is a must see. When I visited, there were only 4...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Traditional but ‘modern’ Japanese house built in 1919. Enormous house for a family, nested in a peaceful garden. The property is not particularly beautiful, but it gives an interesting glimpse of life for an upper-class Japanese family in early 20th century.

1  Thank Lam N
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

It's a begin 20th century house style. It's very impressive to see how many rooms they had. It's à big house with one upstair. It gives for our western culture, How the houses could be at this period. We can understand why with the big...More

Thank Pank I
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

Amazing property, in the middle of busy Tokyo. Like a jewel It is unbelievable that someone can keep an estate like that in the middle of Tokyo. Up-keep must be very expensive. Less then $1 entry to the place. Only 100 yen.

Thank Shlomi T
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The Old Sakura Family House is only really worth a visit if you have seen everything Tokyo has to offer and are struggling for things to do but I wouldn't describe this as a highlight of our visit. We combined this with a trip to...More

Thank richardwY5374YO
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Happened to walked by this place whilst heading to Daikanyama. Looks unassuming from the outside and the fees were only 100 Yen. Whilst the house had little/no furnishing, the structure and garden is very lovely. You can get the vibe of what Tokyo was like...More

Thank 1A-globetrotter
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great place for a few quiet moments savouring a step back into history. Free for o.a.p. s and even at 100¥ it's cheap. Beautiful furniture inside and cosy garden to walk through. Beautiful cherry trees, so go there in spring for sakura hanami.

Thank Odile L
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

A slice of history in the trendy neighbourhood of Daikanyama. Quiet, mostly visited by locals, and at only 100yen it's a steal. Best to come in late Spring or Autumn when it's not too hot or cold.

Thank eh_al_ex_el
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This house an important cultural property but almost totally unknown hidden gem. I loved it because almost nobody there and you could experience first hand traditional japanese architecture and hoping back 100 years in time. Also the entrance fee is really low, only 100 jen.

2  Thank DanielTakacs
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the
Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops
that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest
areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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Katy W
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