• Cultural Heritage

Architectural Discoveries at a Former Diplomatic Residence

Savor a former ambassador's view of Lake Chuzenji

Visit the beautiful Italian Embassy Villa Memorial Park to relive Nikko’s history as a glamorous summer getaway. Previously used as the Embassy of Italy’s summer residence, this building was designed by American architect Antonin Raymond, who would later come to have a strong influence on Japanese architecture. Look out for the interior and exterior cedar bark detailing that is crafted entirely from locally grown wood.


When April – November
How Long 30 minutes
Cost Adults (16 years old and over) 200 yen, children (4–15 years old) 100 yen, children (4 years old and under) free
Contact Nikko Natural Science Museum
Email info@nikko-nsm.co.jp
Link nikko-nsm.co.jp/italy.html