Located in Tokyo’s Kita ward, the grounds, formerly belonging to the Furukawa plutocrats, went on loan to the national government to be opened to the public. Situated on a sloping landscape, a Western-style house and garden can be found on the upper grounds and a Japanese-style garden located on the lower grounds. The house on the upper grounds was designed by British architect Josiah Conder (1852-1920), who also designed the Rokumeikan and the Holy Resurrection Cathedral among other celebrated buildings. The Japanese gardens were designed by Kyoto landscape artist Jihei Ogawa (who worked under the professional name Niwashi Ueji), a gardener for Kyoto’s Heian Jingu Shrine and Maruyama Park. To view the inside of the house, advance applications must be made.
|Venue name:||Kyu Furukawa Gardens||Contact:|
1-27-39 Nishigahara, Kita-ku
|Transport:||Kaminakazato Station (Keihin-Tohoku line); Nishigahara Station (Namboku line)|