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Kanaya Hotel History House – Admission Fee Change Notice

Effective from July 1, 2019, the admission fees to Kanaya Hotel History House (aka Kanaya Samurai House) will be revised as follows. Adults Children (12 and under) Individual 500 yen 250 yen Group (20 or more) 400 yen 200 yen   All the above fees exclude 8% consumption tax   Thank you. Kanaya Hotel History House

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Kanaya Samurai House “Peony Festival”

From May 8 (Wed.) to May 26(Sun.), “Peony Festival” will be held at the garden of Kanaya Samurai House. About 50 kinds of peonies will be in bloom during this time of the year. Japanese Matcha tea will be served in the garden. <Samurai House and Peonies> The garden of Kanaya Samurai House has a long history along with the house itself. Various kinds of plants and flowers have been enjoyed by the residents and their guests for over a century. Isabella Bird, an English explorer, who stayed at the house in June of 1878, wrore; “The garden is well laid out, and, as peonies, irises, and azaleas are now…
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Samurai House English Audio Guide Now Available

We are pleased to announce the Kanaya Hotel History House has started to provide Samurai House audio guide in English. It gives you more detailed information about the facility and its historical background. The service is free, however, it can be only used by the visitors who have smartphones/tablets and headphones/earphones. English guide map and instruction is available at the cashier of Cottage Inn Restaurant.

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The Real Fusuma Doors Isabella Bird Admired Now on Display

From October 2018, the real fusuma doors that Isabella Bird described in “Unbeaten Tracks in Japan” (published in 1880) are displayed in the exhibit room of the Kanaya Hotel History House. Bird wrote about these doors during her stay in 1878: On the shelf in the other alcove is a very valuable cabinet with sliding doors, on which peonies are painted on a gold ground.    

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