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Address: 1 Shinhokamachi, Yanagawa 832-0069, Fukuoka Prefecture
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+81 944-73-2189

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Interesting mix of western influences in Japan

Lots of interesting historical tidbits. The house is definitely getting old and crumbly, but you see hints of how austere it was in the past. My favorite part was viewing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of interesting historical tidbits. The house is definitely getting old and crumbly, but you see hints of how austere it was in the past. My favorite part was viewing the outside landscaping around the pond while chilling out on the upper levels. Very relaxing.

Thank 3Ammn
Fukuoka, Japan
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15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We had a pleasant meal of grilled eel here. The service was fine and the food was ok. There are many eel restaurants in Yanagawa and this one was a bit more economical and appears to cater to large groups. Not bad for a quick lunch.

Thank fidusmager
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157 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

This historical place is very popular mainly among local tourists but I felt it was not up to its potential despite its great history. Compared with other similar places, there was little explanation about history of this building, great legacy of Tachibana family, etc... even in Tachibana museum, there were only minimalistic display and explanation. It was a bit disappointing... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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328 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The garden and the buildings looked nicer in photos taken by many people. I wanted to see the museum (armours etc)there but it was closed without any notice as far as I know as they had to change exhibits . It was not funny as I had intentionally avoided weekly closure day and also the reason why I chose this... More 

Thank Keizo
Hong Kong, China
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88 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

This hotel is dated, the style is traditional, the food is great and the staff very so friendly. It epitomises this tiny town with four bars and canals.

1 Thank ChinaJoe889
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Was nice to take a look before lunch at Shukeitei Japanese Restaurant in Yanagawa Ohana Hotel which is located besides this place. The service and steam eel was very good. For this place, I find the architecture nicer than the interior where you have to pay to take a look. However, it is inexpensive to also pay to go in... More 

1 Thank Meiz
Hong Kong, China
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132 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

This is the house of a very influential family in feudal Japan and it is linked to a Meiji-Showa period building that was built around early 20th century.

1 Thank eymwonder
Hong Kong, China
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299 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2012

Dropped by for lunch in this famous old house. It was a western-style manor house with Japanese garden. 500 yen admission fee per person was needed even as restaurant clients. Might as well tour around while waiting for food to be served. Restaurant food was average, got a free drink coupon given by the canal boat tour. There was also... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Checked out this western-style villa built by the Tachibana clan. It's an old, decaying house with some furniture still intact. It's probably very interesting to the Japanese but not so much to Westerners who have probably already toured big old houses of some long-deceased local tycoon back in their native country.

1 Thank Jason R

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