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  • British embassy villa memorial park
  • British embassy villa memorial park
  • British embassy villa memorial park
  • British embassy villa memorial park
  • British embassy villa memorial park

British embassy villa memorial park

英国大使館別荘記念公園
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English, Chinese (Simplified), Korean
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free

Description

The British Embassy Villa Memorial Park is a garden where you can enjoy the abundant nature on the shores of Lake Chuzenji and experience the history of the area as an international summer resort.

The buildings within the ground are reconstructions of the personal summer house built in 1896 for Sir Ernest Mason Satow, a British diplomat who exerted a significant influence on the Meiji revolution, and was used for many years afterwards as the official British Embassy Villa.

The main building showcases the history of the area as an international summer resort, the verdant nature of Oku-Nikko, the reasons Sir Ernest chose the site for his house, and the characteristics of the building.

On the second floor, you can drink with the view of Lake Chuzenji loved by Sir Ernest which he described as “as beautiful as a painting.” Here you can experience the culture of the international summer villas that flourished on the shores of the lake, and in the Minami 4-ban Classic tea rooms you can have an afternoon tea and scone set approved by the current British ambassador to Japan. This is perfect for enjoying with the view from the second floor.

We are located a 30-minute walk from the Chuzenji-onsen bus stop for buses departing from Nikko station.

Location Information

  • Address

    Chuguushi, Nikko-shi, Tochigi, 321-1661

  • Nearest Station
    Tobu Nikko Station
    ・ Tobu Nikko Line
  • Phone Number
    0288-55-0880
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    Every day 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Every day 9:00am - 4:00pm
    * Upper row: open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from May 1 to November 10* Lowe row: open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from November 11 to 30 and April 30*Changes with the season
  • Closed
    None
    *Closes the following day when a regular closing day and national holiday coincide*Open when a regular closing day coincides with a national holiday*Closed for a period in the winter*Closed other days as set by facility
  • Budget
    200 JPY -
  • Wi-Fi
    Available for free
  • Foreign Language Pamphlets
    English, Chinese (Simplified), Korean

Further Facilities & Services

  • Children Allowed
  • Washroom: available

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※ The above information was correct at the time of updating, but there may be changes to actual prices. Please confirm the current prices when visiting.