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Beautiful Japanese garden

The highlight of the visit of this house is a beautiful garden. The main room of the house opens up... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
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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
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  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
30 Sep 2018
“Beautiful Japanese garden”
14 Jul 2016
“Beautiful glimpse into life in Edo period”
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1-1 Gofukumachi, Hagi 758-0072, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The highlight of the visit of this house is a beautiful garden. The main room of the house opens up on the view of the garden.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: May 2016
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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

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank AntarcticBound
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

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank TrailBlazer810554
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

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Chantman
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.

Date of experience: October 2014
1  Thank flathead53
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