Tenkyokaku (Sky Mirror Villa), a Renaissance-style building built as a villa for the Japanese imperial family in 1908 on a small hill overlooking the Nagahama Beach of Lake Inawashiro, Fukushima Prefecture. The emperor of the Taisho Period (1912 to 1926), Emperor Taisho (Emperor Yoshihito), named the villa after a phrase from a Chinese poem by Li Bai, which refers to a shiny lake reflecting the sky like a mirror. The building, designated as a National Important Cultural Property, features a valcony above the entrance, marble mantelpieces, luxurious chandeliers and Japanese traditional Makie-gold-lacquered furnitures. Its Japanese-styled annex, which is currently the State Guest House in Fukushima (Fukushima-ken Geihin-kan) and another National Important Cultural Property, is located a 20-minute walk from the Tenkyokaku and its garden is open to the public.
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Airport/Sta.Fukushima Airport (about 47.5km) Google Transit
4.0a year ago
A interesting place to visit if you’re interested in the history and royal family of Japan. You can even have tea in the living room and women can try the costumes in the Taishō period. It will be great if they open more areas of the building.
3.0a year ago
Interesting place to take a quick look if you are interested to learn about Japanese royal vacation house
3.02 years ago
old second house of the emperors family. now, trees grow tall so that we can not see a view of lake inawashiro from the balcony.
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