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Former Iwasaki Mansion and Garden

Former Iwasaki Mansion and gardenFormer Iwasaki Mansion and Garden are located just southwest of Shinobazu pond.

Here had once been the residence of samurai, and Yataro Iwasaki, who was founded the Mitsubishi homegrown conglomerate, purchased this land in 1878.
And Hisaya iwasaki, 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 homegrown conglomerates 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.

In the site, there are a Western-style residence, a Japanese-style house and a billiard house.

How to get to here

By JR

  • About 15 minutes walk from Okachimachi station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku Lines).

By subway

  • About 3 minutes walk from Yushima station (Chiyoda Line).
  • About 10 minutes walk from Ueno-Hirokoji station (Ginza Line).
  • About 10 minutes walk from Ueno-Okachimachi station (Ooedo Line).



Western-style residence in Iwasaki Mansion
The south side of Western-style residence
Japanese-style house in Iwasaki Mansion
Billiard house in Iwasaki Mansion

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