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Seisonkaku Villa

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Address: 1-2 Kenroku-machi, Kanazawa 920-0936, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Beautiful Interiors

The interiors of this building would have to be it's highlight and are worth a visit (unfortunately photography is prohibited). NOTE: You can access the site from the Kenroku... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 December 2016
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The interiors of this building would have to be it's highlight and are worth a visit (unfortunately photography is prohibited). NOTE: You can access the site from the Kenroku Gardens.

Thank SPS S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Did not appreciate this villa and again it was just in and out and not a lot to see at all. Sometimes you pay to get in to these places just in case you miss out but in hindsight would not have bothered going in. Should have just spent more time strolling through the gardens.

1 Thank RuthyGlasgow
north yorkshire, england
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

So pleased we paid the money to see this beautiful house and it's gardens and exhibits. A very rare opportunity to get inside a quality building of this period. They had the summer kimonos on display which added extra interest.

1 Thank fairtrader
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Seisonkaku is very interesting if you are interested in Japanese history, it is quite beautiful. However, it is quite expensive (700yen each) - I just don't feel 100% comfortable paying that much after already having payed to enter the park. Overall, I'm glad we went, but not sure I would recommend to budget conscious travelers.

1 Thank TeamBulmer
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This villa was a quiet respite early one morning when I visited adjacent Kenrokuen garden. This villa has beautiful small gardens and makes unusual use of color on some of the walls and ceilings of the upstairs rooms.

Thank JourneysFromSeattle
Brasov, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This gift of a Maeda Lord to his mother became a favorite retreat for many generations of privileged ladies of the Kaga clan. It is built to gladden the hearts of ladies: with exquisite attention to detail, plenty of symbolism and subtleties. The first floor is more typical of a lord's house, but the upper floor is quite unique due... More 

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Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Admission to the villa requires a separate ticket in addition to the entrance fee for Kenroku-en Garden. It is fully worth the extra money for anyone interested in a glimpse at a well kept, first-rate Japanese house with both traditional and modern touches. The property is a handsome house constructed in 1863 by a Maeda Nariyasu, the incumbent ruling lord... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Don't walk past this without paying the extra admission and going in. It is among the best preserved villas in Japan with wonderful fusuma, and other art, and a real feeling of old Japan.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Was not sure at first what to expect, but this heaven inside of Kenroku-en is pure jewel. Beautifully preserved villa, with nice collection of art. Worth the entry fee for sure.

Thank Barometra
Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

The building was built by a Samurai for his mother to live in comfortable retirement. It is very large and airy with an upper floor. The whole building is most elegant.

Thank Allan C

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