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Kikuya Family Residence

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Address: 1-1 Gofukumachi, Hagi 758-0072, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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+81 838-25-8282

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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 standing in the town. The house has the many rooms of a traditional Japanese... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
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Miami, Florida
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224 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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 amazing property and a wonderful glimpse into the past. Located in a neighborhood of samurai-era... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
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 has a telephone cabinet within the house for the first telephone installed in Hagi. The... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 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 it's finest here.

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Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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 amazing panoramic garden, viewable from several rooms. The house has two wells. If you want... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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.

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