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Grand style

Built by an official returning from Switzerland the building is now a state museum. Free to access... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Reynella, Australia
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A walk by ~

The Bansuiso (Bansui Mansion) was up the slope on the same road of the Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2015
London, United Kingdom
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“Grand style”
27 May 2018
“Beautiful Mansion But A Missed Opportunity”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Built by an official returning from Switzerland the building is now a state museum. Free to access the ground floor situated behind a large government building

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank investigator2
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Like many reviewers have commented on, Bansuiso is undoubtedly a beautiful mansion. The walk up the hill is a relaxing meander through nature with a small waterfall, gazebo, cafe and well placed map for orientation. However, I can't help feeling it is a missed opportunity....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Bansuisou is a French- style villa built by one of the descendants of the Matsuyama clan, Hisamatsu Sadakotu, in 1922. It was a big hit then, with multiple visits from the Imaerial Family over the years. It is now open to the public and offers...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Very beautiful and well kept mansion. It is free to browse around the outside area and the first floor which sometimes host art exhibits. However if you would like to visit the second floor it costs 300 Yen (~3 USD). Very close to city center...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank ccskye12
Reviewed 13 March 2015

The Bansuiso (Bansui Mansion) was up the slope on the same road of the Saka no Ue no Kumo Museum and the final stop of the city tour bus. It was an elegant French style mansion building constructed in 1922 and now it was a...More

Date of experience: April 2014
1  Thank knycx
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We made a 30min stopover here enroute from the castle to Okaido Shopping alley. A pleasant visit simply because this European styled house stands out amongst all other buildings. Not a big villa but one with a simply and nice garden. Not a must visit...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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