Former Iwasaki Mansion & Garden [旧岩崎邸庭園]

Western-style residence of Former Iwasaki Mansion
Western-style residence

Japanese-style house of Former Iwasaki Mansion
Japanese-style house

Former Iwasaki Mansion and Garden are located just southwest of Shinobazu pond.
In Japanese, it is called "Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Teien".

Here had once been the residence of samurai, and Iwasaki Yataro (1835-1885), who was founded the Mitsubishi financial combine, purchased this land in 1878.

Later, Iwasaki Hisaya who is one of Yataro's sons built the current buildings here in 1896.

After the World War II, GHQ (General Headquarters of the Allied Forces) condemned this mansion with the measures to dissolve all financial combines in Japan.
And it was restituted to the government of Japan in 1953.

In 2001, it was transfered to Tokyo Metropolitan Government, so it has been opened to the public as a park.

The site is over 100 meters square, and there are a Western-style residence, a Japanese-style house and a billiard house.

These were built as a guest house of Iwasaki Family in 1896.
And these are connected by corridors.

Billiard house of Former Iwasaki Mansion
Billiard house

Garden of Former Iwasaki Mansion
Garden of Former Iwasaki Mansion

The wide garden in front of the buildings is covered with lawn.
Because this site was originally the residence of samurai, there are some vestiges of former Japanese garden.

How to get here

  • About 700 meters walk from Okachimachi station (JR Yamanote or Keihin-Tohoku Line)
  • Nearest stations of subway.
    Yushima (C13 Chiyoda Line)
    Ueno-Okachimachi (E09 Ooedo Line)
    Ueno-Hirokoji (G15 Ginza Line)

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