Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa "Kihinkan"
(photographed May 2015 / approx. 1180m from site)
Takanawa 4-chome, the secluded district of tranquility, retaining the dignity worthy of a premium residential area.
Step into this area, and you sense the tranquil air which exudes an exclusive atmosphere.THE IMPREST TAKANAWA is to be born in Takanawa 4-chome, located in "Yatsuyama", one of the five great hills and exclusive mansion areas in Tokyo.And within such an area, the residence will stand in "Old Takanawa Minamicho", one of the first and foremost premium residential sites.With lush greenery that has been preserved through history, and the period ambience still remaining today, this area was once lined with the suburban residences of the Edo Era feudal lords. During the Meiji Era, prominent figures of various circles took up residence here, and adopting Western-style architectural designs of the day cultivated the area as a progressive residential location. Cultivated and refined by time, the dignified presence of this area lives on. And now, a new chapter is about to begin in its residential history.
* Source: Minato City Official Web Site "Takanawa-chiku no kyu chomei (Former names of Takanawa district)"
five great hills conceptual diagram
Former Takanawa Iwasaki Palace (source: National Diet Library)
Intrinsic residential quality transcending time.
Takanawa, once the estate location of Hirobumi Ito, the 1st Prime Minister of Japan. His former estate was inherited by Yanosuke Iwasaki, then Hisaya Iwasaki of the Mitsubishi Zaibatsu. Inheriting the history, the intrinsic residential quality remains to this day.
Source: Kaitokaku WEB SITE
Stone masonry wall near site (photographed May 2015 / approx. 290m from site)
A hilltop that remains breathtaking through the ages.
From long ago, Takanawa, Minato-ku has been known for its panoramic view of the sea.The beautiful landscape also became the motif for the beloved representative work by Edo period master of landscape art, Hiroshige Utagawa.Like the lush greenery that has flourished and stood here through many ages and the tranquil air that distinguishes the area from its surroundings, the stunning hilltop views still continue to enchant people at present.
* Source: Minato Ward Official Web Site "Takanawa-chiku no kyu chomei - Minato-ku no chisei (Former town names of Takanawa district - Geographical features of Minato-ku)"
"Tsuki no Misaki" from "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo"(Hiroshige Utagawa)
A representative work by master landscape artist,
Antique map of the area