Former Maeda Family Main Residence (Komaba Park)Gatehouse

Address 4-3-55 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Store hours 9 am-4:30pm (Japanese-style building until 4pm)
[Closed days / closed days]
Every Monday, but if Monday is a holiday, the next day. (Western-style building is closed on Tuesdays)
December 29th to January 3rd for the year-end and New Year holidays (December 28th to January 4th for the Japanese-style building)

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Important Cultural Property (Structure) Date of designation: August 7, 2013

The reinforced-concrete one-story gatehouse, attached to the main gate, is characterized by decorative, column-shaped stone frames that line the small windows, as well as a pyramid-shaped spire roof. The gatehouse shares the same design and finishing materials, such as scratch tiles on the wall, with the Yokan, a Western-style building that served as the Maeda family residence, suggesting that the same architect designed both structures. Gatekeepers were stationed at the gatehouse to check on visitors when Marquis Maeda was living in the Komaba residence. It is reported that over 100 employees worked at the Maeda residence at that time. The interior of the gatehouse has undergone renovations over the years, but the exterior of the structure has remained largely unaltered since its construction.