Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens

Located in Ueno, the Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens is the former estate of the Iwasaki clan who were the founders of Mitsubishi.  The main attraction is the impressive, Western style, two story (with basement) manor house that was completed in 1896 and was the Iwasaki’s main residence.


The manor was designed by Josiah Conder (1852-1920), a British architect, who is responsible for many early western style buildings in Tokyo during the Meiji and Taisho periods.


Entry fee is 400 yen ($4).  No pictures were allowed inside the building so I took a picture of a flower outside πŸ™‚



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