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Updated: October 1, 2019
This Spanish colonial-style building feels worlds away from the nearby neon lights of Shinjuku. Built in 1927, Ogasawara Hakushaku Tei was once the residence of Count Nagayoshi Ogasawara, a member of one of Japan's most influential samurai families. Today the residence is occupied by the modern-style Spanish restaurant, Ogasawaratei, which received a Michelin star in the Tokyo Michelin guidebook.
The area is also home to a café and regularly hosts weddings and private parties throughout the year. If you do want to visit, the exterior of the residence is open for observation for free (due to reservations, exterior tours may not be available), but to get a look inside you have to be a restaurant patron.
For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.
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