Former Maeda Family Residence(Wakan) Wakan Garden

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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Wakan Garden

A traditional Japanese garden with a pond in the center is located to the south of the Wakan. Some of the stone lanterns and ornamental stones are said to have been moved from the former Hongo residence and several other locations. Visitors can enjoy a variety of beautiful views, such as that of the Roji (tea garden) adjacent to the tea room on the west side of the Wakan and of the Chinese-style garden that surrounds the Sencha room on the east side. Sencha means “refined green tea” and this is a room where the tea is served. The Sencha room was relocated to Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Marquis Maeda used to allow water to flow into the pond whenever he entertained international guests. He also built a waterfall in the back-left section of the garden so as to enjoy the flow of the stream as well as the pond itself.