Tenkyo-kaku is located in the northwest part of Lake Inawashiro.
The Renaissance architectural style building constructed in 1908 was once a villa of the Imperial Family.
The Emperor Taisho named it Tenkyo-kaku, and the word "Tenkyo" came from a line of Chinese poet Li Bai.
The building is designated as a National Important Cultural Property, and you can see a gorgeous chandelier and elegant furniture inside the building.
There is also a State Guest House where you can see a beautiful Japanese garden 20 minutes walk from here (Important cultural property, built in 1922).
- 9:00 - 16:30
- 8:30 - 17:00 (May - October)
- No closing days
Access / Public Transport
- 12 minutes from JR Inawashiro Station by the bus bound for Nagahama / Kin-no-hashi. Get off at Nagahama Bus stop, then walk 8 minutes.