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Kyufurukawa Gardens

Posted in Places by tokyobling on May 5, 2012

I’m an old building lover and one of my favorite architects of the modern era is Josiah Condor (1852-1920), who designed several famous buildings in and around Tokyo, not least the well known Tokyo Station building. One of his less famous works, perhaps because of the untypical coloration, is the lovely city mansion at Kyufurukawa Gardens (旧古河庭園) built in 1917, in Tokyo’s northern Kita ward. I visited for the first time in the summer last year, even though I spent much of my first year in Tokyo right here in Kita ward and Ouji. If you’re into gardens, flowers and architecture, this is a great place to spend a sunny afternoon. Entrance is 150 yen and is a good final stop on day trip to the Ouji station area.









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  1. ekhaugli said, on May 5, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful!

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you Ekhaugli! (^-^)

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  2. kes said, on May 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    So pretty…. I love the garden and the house too.
    But the first photo gives a chill down my spine.
    Maybe I watched too many horror movies lately…. but the first photos could be a scene from a horror ^^;
    Luckily the rest of the photos is pretty. They make me forget.

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Haha… I see what you mean! Yes, it would be a great haunted mansion! (^-^;)

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  3. Timi said, on May 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    I love the garden and the duck is cute, but the manor is new for me – I mean I didn’t thought about a house’s image like this along with a garden like that 😀

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

      I agree, the manor doesn’t really look like it fits with the two different types of gardens…! (^-^)

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  4. Lissa Clouser said, on May 6, 2012 at 12:10 am

    What an absolutely gorgeous place! As well as the stunning pictures you always take. I would love to see this place if I’m ever near there. =)

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment Lissa! (^-^;) I hope you get to visit soon!

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  5. arialuna said, on May 8, 2012 at 6:36 am

    so nice! 🙂 thank you

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you for the comment Aria! (^-^)/

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you for the comment Aria! (^-^)

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  6. lilichan06 said, on May 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

    What a lovely place!
    Very nice atmosphere 😛

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you Lili-chan! I hope you get a chance to visit some day! (^-^)

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    • tokyobling said, on June 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm

      It really is lovely! (^-^)

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