Tomoko Kamishima

Niigata's Saito Family Summer Villa

Gorgeous view of Japanese garden

Tomoko Kamishima   - 1 min read

In 1918, a wealthy merchant in Niigata, Saito Kijuro (IV), built a beautiful summer villa. The villa cost a huge amount of money and three years to complete. The villa itself was carefully and spaciously planned for the viewing of its superb Japanese garden and to avoid the summer heat. The villa is just next to the famous Japanese restaurant Ikinari-ya.

Tomoko Kamishima

Tomoko Kamishima @tomoko.kamishima

Japan is a small island nation, but we have a huge number of surprising things to discover here. Many of these delights can be found when you step off the main street onto small side paths. I really enjoy studying about and researching various aspects of traditional Japanese culture, and then sha...