Kyū Asakura House

Historic Building in Ebisu, Meguro & Around

The Kyū Asakura House is a rare example of early-20th-century villa architecture, so hidden that many locals don't even know it exists. The home, built in 1919 for the family of a local statesman, includes several large tatami (reed mat) rooms, one Western-style drawing room (the fashion at the time) and a strolling garden with stone lanterns.