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Address: 33-2 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
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You can observe the building of the Japanese style architecture in Hakodate. I am charged a fee.

The person who takes an interest in Japanese construction drop in at KYU SOMATEI by all means, please. This building has history very much. I was enchanted, too.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 March 2016
茎沢直子
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Hakodate, Japan
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Hakodate, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The person who takes an interest in Japanese construction drop in at KYU SOMATEI by all means, please. This building has history very much. I was enchanted, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I hadn't seen this on Tripadvisor and it isn't included in the Lonely Planet guide, so I stumbled across this by accident, and am so glad I did. I found this one of the most beautiful and interesting Japanese houses I have visited in my five weeks in Japan. It's not as old as others, yet the intricate detail on... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Soumatei is a noteworthy destination located in Hakodate's Motomachi neighborhood. The house was built by a wealthy merchant, whose family occupied it for several generations. It features an interesting mix of oriental and occidental styles and influences. The furnishings, finishes, and gardens are beautiful. An English-language audio guide provides useful information at each of the dozen stops in the house.... More 

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