It was built between 1918 and 1937 by Ito Jirozaemon Suketami XV, the first president of the Japanese department store chain Matsuzakaya. Back then, the villa occupied an area of 33,000m2, with a garden, tennis courts, ten luxurious buildings, and even a secret passage (supposedly to keep guests from bumping into each other)! It was a place where Japanese royalty, political entrepreneurs, guests from all over the world, and elite students came and went before the Second World War and was the venue for countless tea parties and moonlight viewing parties.

Address 2-5-1 Hoo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 464-0057

〒464-0057 愛知県名古屋市千種区法王町2−5−1

Take the subway from Nagoya Station to Kakuozan Station on the Higashiyama Subway Line, about 15 minutes.
Walk from Kakuozan Station to Yokiso, about 11 minutes.

Business hours

9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Mondays, New Year holidays (Dec. 29 - Jan. 3)


Tel: 052-759-4450




General admission / High school and university students: ¥300
Senior citizens living in the city (65 years old or older): ¥100
Free for junior high school students and younger.

Websites Aichi Now (Japanese) page (English)

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