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What is Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden?
Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Garden is a municipal garden in Ueno. It is a building which Hisaya Iwasaki, oldest son of Yataro Iwasaki, founder of Mitsubishi group, had built in the Meiji period (1868-1912) as the main residence. While it is said that there were once 20 buildings, now only three Western-style houses, the Japanese room and the billiard room, remain. The building was donated to the city of Tokyo and in 1961, it was designated as a nationally important cultural property.
One part of the Japanese building is a tea room and in addition to matcha green tea and coffee, you can also enjoy other sweets like matcha parfait, ice cream etc. Free tours of the garden are also held at 11:00 and 14:00 daily.
Hours of Operation and Admission Fees
The garden is open from 9:00 to 17:00 and last admission is at 16:30. The garden is closed for the New Year holiday from December 29th through January 1st. Admission is 400 yen or 200 yen for seniors 65 or older. Admission is free for elementary school students and under as well as junior high school students who live, or attend school, in Tokyo.
The nearest station is Yushima Station on the Tokyo Metro Chiyoda line. It is a 3 minute walk from the station. From Ueno Station on the JR Yamanote and Keihin Tohoku lines, walk toward Yushima, past Shinobazunoike pond, and you will get there in about 15 minutes.