Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens

Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens in Ueno Ikenohata

17th-century British Jacobian-style décor

Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens was built in 1896 as the main residence of Iwasaki Hisaya, the 3rd president of Mitsubishi and the eldest son of Iwasaki Yataro, the founder of the group. At present, the site has been reduced to 1/3 of its original size, with only 3 buildings, namely the Western-style residence, billiard room and Japanese –style residence have survived to date. Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens opend in 2001, as Tokyo Metropolitan Gardens.

KantoUeno, Garden, Tokyo