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The Kiun-Kaku Interiors – Atami City

Posted in Places by tokyobling on October 15, 2015

In the sea-side city of Atami in the western Shizuoka Prefecture one of the best sight seeing spots is without a doubt the refined Kiun-Kaku mansion (起雲閣). The compound has been built and expanded tastefully and gradually from 1919 to the present day, having served as everything from the house built to his mother by a loving son to a high class traditional hotel popular with the elite of Japanese literature. Today the house is a tasteful mix of Japanese, Asian and western styles and motifs, all the building surrounding a very beautiful traditional Japanese garden landscape. It is an easy 20 min walk from the station and the entrance fee is about 500 yen. If you are a fan of traditional housing and Japanese architecture, this is a must visit! More photos to come.

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  1. MrsUniversum said, on October 15, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Wish I were there!

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  2. Stella Olrich said, on October 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    very interesting and beautiful to see this building

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  3. Stella Olrich said, on October 15, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Stella Olrich and commented:
    very interesting and beautiful to see this building

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  4. Sonya said, on October 15, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Gorgeous in its simplicity.

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  5. Mikku said, on October 17, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Will definitely be going here on my next visit down to Atami!

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  6. Celia said, on October 17, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Wow this is stunning. What a unique mix of traditional Japanese and western styles! I’ve never seen anything like that sunroom with the tiled floor in Japan.

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  7. rudyhou said, on November 2, 2015 at 6:39 am

    simply beautiful.

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