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“A must see in Hakodate”
Review of Kyu Soma-tei

Kyu Soma-tei
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 five weeks in Japan. It's not as old as others, yet the intricate detail on the design and finish is amazing. The audio guide is really informative highlighting aspects you might miss and giving an insight into the owner and Hakodate life.

It seems a bit expensive at 800 yen by comparison to other sites, yet worth every yen, and one of my highlights of a few days in the city.

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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 English-language audio guide provides useful information at each of the dozen stops in the house. The staff is kind and helpful. IMO -- well worth the ¥800 admission fee (and parking is included) for the glimpse it provides of Hakodate's heyday period!

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