Kyu Asakura House


Uppity Daikanyama is known more to be the home of the modern rich and famous, but 100 years ago, it was also home to Asakura Torajiro, a politician and businessman of Tokyo. The large two-story house sits in the middle of a beautiful Japanese garden, all of which is hidden behind a very modern shopping complex off the main street. Miraculously, the home and gardens survived fires, major earthquakes and wartime bombings and the most dangerous enemy of all, soaring land values in the Daikanyama area. Enjoy this peaceful respite in the middle of the city for only 100 yen, just not on Mondays or holidays.

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