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Address: 1-4-33 Imaizumi, Utsunomiya 321-0966, Tochigi Prefecture
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+81 28-624-2200

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A glimpse at a bygone era

This house has been skillfully preserved with some of the original furnishings. There's a scale model of the estate in its heyday. You can get a recorded tour in English or other... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 June 2016
AMCTheJetSetter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This house has been skillfully preserved with some of the original furnishings. There's a scale model of the estate in its heyday. You can get a recorded tour in English or other languages that points out interesting facts about the house and activities of the Shinohara family. The garden is beautiful, but only a fragment of its former size. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

The house is well preserved/partly renovated and being so close to Utsunomiya Central Station should be a stopover visit enroute to Nikko for example. The building is incredible - a 40cm square main pillar, high ceillings, grand family rooms, plenty of business space on the ground floor and special examples of 'kura' (Stone Store Houses) - the Shinohara family apparently... More 

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