Former Iwasaki Residence & Garden is a historic site where the former residence and garden of the Iwasaki family, the founding family of Mitsubishi Zaibatsu, was reorganized as a park.
The Western-style house and other buildings are designated as national important cultural properties.
The Iwasaki family claims to be descended from Takeda Shingen, and the family crest, the Mikashibishi, one of the three diamond shapes that form the symbol of the Mitsubishi Group, is said to have originated from the Takeda clan.
The Western-style building, billiard room, and Japanese-style building were designed by Josiah Conder, who also designed the Rokumeikan and Nicolai Hall.
|name||Former Iwasaki Residence Garden|
|business holiday||Dec. 29 – Jan. 1|
|fee||Admission: Junior high school students and older: 400 yen (320 yen), 65 years old and older: 200 yen (160 yen)|
Free admission for elementary school students and younger, and junior high school students residing or attending school in Tokyo.
Figures in parentheses ( ) are for groups of 20 or more.
|residence||1-3-1 Ikenohata, Taito-ku, Tokyo|
3 minute walk from Yushima Station (Exit 1) on the Chiyoda Line