Kyu Iwasaki-tei Gardens was originally made in 1896 as the residence of the Mitsubishi family. Back then there were 20 buildings western and Japanese architecture with beautiful gardens. Today, it is only one third in size and a few buildings remain. In the Japanese building, there is a green tea cafe inside. You take your shoes off when you go inside of the wooden house. There are plastic bags available for you to put your shoes in and carry them with you while your in the house. When you leave, you give the plastic bags back. It’s a very historical and beautiful place still situated on the hill today as a museum near Ueno Park.