Historical Monument
Seisonkaku is a retreat which Nariyasu Maeda, the 13th lord of Kaga Province, built for his mother, Shinryuin, in 1863. It is located next to Kenroku-en Garden, a famous tourist place in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The building has been designated as a National Important Cultural Property and its garden as a National Place of Scenic Beauty. The two-storey building with a shingle roof features the Shoin-zukuri architectural style on the first floor and the Sukiya-zukuri architectural style on the second floor. The luxurious interior decorations, such as the Shoin-no-ma with its impressive purple walls and pastel ultramarine ceiling, as well as the drawing room with a beautiful colored ranma openwork screen are particular must sees.

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1-2
Wednesday (The next day for Public holidays)
[Admission fee] 700yen
※1,000yen for Spring Hina doll exhibition
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Lovely house with exceptional gardens
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.09.21
    Well worth a visit when In Kenrokuen Garden. A two story traditional house with some unusual finishes with many rooms opening to a lovely garden where the sound of running water cools on a...
  • A snapshot in time of a historic mansion
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.07.03
    A beautiful snapshot in time of a historic mansion. Interesting, but not one of my favourite spots in Kanazawa. I visited straight after Kenrokuen and I think that I just loved Kenrokuen so much...
  • Dont miss this!
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.18
    I wanted to see this villa, SeisonKaku, located inside Kenrokuen Garden, which an emperor built for his mother-in-law in 1863. The description said it was very unusual because it has two floors - the...

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