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Kikuya Family Residence

1-1 Gofukumachi, Hagi 758-0072, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 838-25-8282
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Beautiful glimpse into life in Edo period

Extremely impressive house and garden of an Edo-era merchant family that still owns the property... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
wymanz2go
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Miami, Florida
Grand Old House

This is a house (still owned by the family) of a 17th century merchant. This merchant had great... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
AntarcticBound
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Brisbane
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good59%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
14 Jul 2016
“Beautiful glimpse into life in Edo period”
31 May 2016
“Grand Old House”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1-1 Gofukumachi, Hagi 758-0072, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 838-25-8282
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Extremely impressive house and garden of an Edo-era merchant family that still owns the property. Beautiful furnishings and artifacts such as dolls representing samurai, a large tatami room, plus a 19c-early 20c office, including the city's first telephone. The garden is large and stately. An...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2016

This is a house (still owned by the family) of a 17th century merchant. This merchant had great standing in the town. The house has the many rooms of a traditional Japanese house of the time and its modern additions fit in well. It even...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2015

Kikuya House encompasses the refinement of the nearly 400 years old Japanese house, not to mention the beauty of the garden. Numerous films and novels have featured many of the furnishings.  The elegance of old Japan is no longer inaccessible and can be savored at...More

2  Thank あままま2015
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Reviewed 17 November 2015

This fabulous 17th century residence is a must see in Hagi. It's a large merchants house. Full of old household items including all the kitchen utensils, as well as art. There are screens, woodblocks, paintings and weapons including arrows throughout. Best of all is the...More

1  Thank Chantman
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

Beautiful old residence set in a superbly designed garden. Well worth a look, the stonework especially the well cut into the large stones outside the old guestrooms were particularly impressive.

1  Thank flathead53
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