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British Embassy Villa Memorial Park英国大使館別荘記念公園

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A history museum standing on the shore of Lake Chuzenji. The building was constructed in 1896 as a personal villa for Ernest Mason Satow, a British diplomat who significantly influenced the Meiji restoration, and was later used as a villa for the British Embassy. The museum contains displays presenting the life of Satow, while the café on the second floor serves tea and scones prepared under the direction of the chef of the British Embassy in Japan. Here visitors can enjoy an elegant moment of relaxation while gazing at the scenery of the Okunikko area which famed 19th century English traveler Isabella Bird loved so much.

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place Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2482
phone 0288550880

Review of British Embassy Villa Memorial Park

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Reviewed:2018/06/18 Make a Visit...no regrets
Go get the combo ticket and visit this place and the Italian villa next door. Sit by the corridor to enjoy the scenes, relax and chill at this beautiful lake side setting.
Reviewed:2017/12/03 hidden away and peaceful, historical British Embassy Villa with an amazing view
Nikko area can be really crowded with lots of people, so it is nice to take a peaceful walk along the Lake Chuzenji to this villa. It is full of interesting and historically important photos and...
Reviewed:2017/11/03 Beautiful setting and great tribute to British diplomat, Ernest Satow
We did not know what to expect when we decided to walk around Lake Chuzenji to this park. When we approached the restored British Embassy Villa, it looked like a simple black building. Entering the...



Tochigi Pref. Nikkoushi Chugushi 2482 [map]



[June-Oct.] open everyday
[4.5/Nov.] Monday (The next day in case of public holiday)
[Admission fee] Adults (High School Students and above) 200yen, Children (4 years old-Junior High School Students) 100yen
[Admission fee (Admission fee) Adults (High School Students and above) 300yen, Children (4 years old-Junior High School Students)] 150 yen
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[Nikko Nature Museum] 0288-55-0880

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Most visits to Tochigi revolve around Nikko, a small city home to the spectacular, lavishly decorated Toshogu Shrine and Nikko National Park with its mountains, lakes, waterfalls, onsen, and wild monkeys. Neighboring Oku-Nikko is an extension of the fantastic scenery famous for its autumn leaves, while Tochigi's capital, Utsunomiya, is the only place in the world where you can find oya stone beautifully exhibited in temples and the Oya History Museum.

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