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Kyu Soma-tei

33-2 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
+81 138-26-1560
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Enjoyable historical gem in the heart of Motomachi

Like a previous reviewer, I almost walked right past this house as I was following my guidebook to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
James B
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Tokyo, Japan
Traditional Japanese Home Museum

This was a great place to see. It's a former residence belonging to a prominent businessman. It... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
terramurie
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Seoul, South Korea
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1 week ago
“Enjoyable historical gem in the heart of Motomachi”
2 Jul 2017
“Traditional Japanese Home Museum”
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33-2 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
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+81 138-26-1560
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a previous reviewer, I almost walked right past this house as I was following my guidebook to the Former British Consulate building just down the hill. I'm glad I decided to stop for a look here! Staff were friendly and VERY eager to set...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a great place to see. It's a former residence belonging to a prominent businessman. It was really interesting to see how the rich lived back then, and to see the differences in the Japanese and Western room. There is also a small gallery...More

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aronia12, オーナー at Kyu Soma-tei, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for praise. The residence is protected by our civilians. I hope see someday. Thank you very much agein.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The person who takes an interest in Japanese construction drop in at KYU SOMATEI by all means, please. This building has history very much. I was enchanted, too.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

I hadn't seen this on Tripadvisor and it isn't included in the Lonely Planet guide, so I stumbled across this by accident, and am so glad I did. I found this one of the most beautiful and interesting Japanese houses I have visited in my...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2015

Soumatei is a noteworthy destination located in Hakodate's Motomachi neighborhood. The house was built by a wealthy merchant, whose family occupied it for several generations. It features an interesting mix of oriental and occidental styles and influences. The furnishings, finishes, and gardens are beautiful. An...More

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