Hatoyama Hall

Attraction 1-7-1 Otowa Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan Published on: 25-02-2016

1 hours 30 mins
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
02:00 PM
03:30 PM
First-time visit
Must see
5.00 USD

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Hatoyama Hall was built in 1924. On these days, Hatoyama Hall is seen as a museum to memorialize most of the contribution of politicians from Hayotama family

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Why Hatoyama Hall is special ?

Hatoyama Hall in Tokyo’s Otowa district, once the residence of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, has been attracting five times more visitors than usual this year, thanks to the launch of his government and the building’s rare British architectural style.

The former residence of the Hatoyama family, more commonly known as Otowa Goten (Otowa Palace) due to its sumptuousness, has become one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Tokyo, according to Hatoyama Hall officials.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/

What to explore at Hatoyama Hall?

The building, which has three floors and a basement, was built by Hatoyama’s late grandfather, Ichiro, in 1924 as his private residence. Following a major renovation, the building was opened to the public in 1996. The current owner is the prime minister’s mother, Yasuko.

The second reception room in the house is famous for having played a key role in the nation’s political history, as it hosted secret talks that led to the merger of the Liberal Party and the Democratic Party to create the Liberal Democratic Party in 1955. Yukio Hatoyama and his younger brother, Kunio, lived in the house with his grandfather during the last four years of his life until 1959.

Its garden is also known for its cherry trees and roses, and the garden hosts a “hanami” cherry blossom viewing party every April.

Source: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/

How to get to Hatoyama Hall?

By car:

Shuto Expressway Gokokuji IC (in Waseda)

By train:

7-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Edogawabashi Station Exit 2 (Otowa-dori Street toward Gokokuji)

8-min. walk from Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line Gokokuji Station Exit 5 (Otowa-dori Street to the left)

By bus:

Toei Bus (Ueno Matsuzakaya–Waseda Depot)Otowa 1-chome bus stop (approx.50 m to the main gate)

Source: http://www.gotokyo.org/

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  • Historic place
  • British architectural style.
  • Various flowers of each season
  • Valuable mansion
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1-7-1 Otowa Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Toilet facilities and Smoking area are available
  • Many exhibitions are explained in English
  • Ask permission if you want to take photos.
  • The entrance fee is ¥500 for adults and ¥300 for students.
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