The former Matsumoto residence is located on a hill in the Tobata district, and the western-style building was designed by architect Tatsuno Kingo, who designed the Tokyo Station and Bank of Japan buildings. The Japanese building was designed by Kubota Shosaburo. It is a typical residence of the nobility. One of the founders of the Kyushu Institute of Technology, Matsumoto Kenjiro lived here. The western-style building features Art Nouveau architecture, interior design and furniture which were popular in France in the 19th century. The curvaceous garden pattern adds to the air of elegance. It is currently used for wedding ceremonies and dinner parties, and is open to the public once a year.
|Address||1-4-33 Ichieda, Tobata-ku, Kitakyushu City|
|Opening hours||Special public opening day: Once a year |
The dates will be announced in city bulletin and Tobata Ward Office website 45 - 60 days prior to the special opening.
|Phone number||The Industry Club of West Japan|
|Access||A 5-minute walk from Meiji Gakuenmae bus station (Nishitetsu Bus)|