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1. Ginzan Onsen [Yamagata]
Ginzan Onsen is located in the northeast of Honshu Island (Tohoku region). The inns (or ryokans) in this area have a style of its own, a curious hybrid of the Western and the traditional Japanese architecture – typical of the Taisho Period in which they were built. The nostalgic atmosphere takes you back to the bygone era as you stroll down along the river, and down the street, beautifully illuminated during the evening.
HP: www.ginzanonsen.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Ginzan Shimbata-chinai, Obanazawa-shi, Yamagata. (Google Map)
2. Taisho Roman Tea Shop [Miyagi]marumori.jp
This cafè is found inside a historic residence of a wealthy merchant family, dating all the way back to the Edo period (1603- 1868). The building has now become a museum. They turned a part of its exhibit into this charming cafè, where you can enjoy a tea and a meal surrounded by its history and the retro atmosphere.
HP: marumori.jp/spot/taisyo-roman-kissa/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 25, Machinishi, Marumori-cho, Miyagi (Google Map)
3. Tea Room Lawrence [Ishikawa]
An old-fashioned, traditional Japanese style café. It gained its fame as a favorite hangout of Hiroyuki Itsuki, a renowned Japanese writer. The immaculately decorated interior will take you back in the times past. Despite its universal fame, the cafè managed to avoid becoming touristy, and it is mostly frequented by the locals.
Address: 2-8-18 Katamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa (Google Map)
4. Kanazawa Hakuchoro Hotel Sanraku [Ishikawa]
This hotel is a picture of the Taisho Period romanticism. It is especially evident in the reception area, where the works of noted artists and historic items are proudly presented. You will find yourself in awe, under the ornate stained glass in the windows and the classic décor on the ceiling, the lighting and every detail of its splendor.
HP: www.sanraku.premierhotel-group.com/kanazawa/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 6-3 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa (Google Map)
5. Todoroki-Tei [Ishikawa]
A historic restaurant established back in the Taisho Period. You can enjoy the wonderfully prepared French cuisine and some of the best wines in the gorgeous dining room, lavishly decorated in the western style. Separate rooms for large parties or private occasions can be booked. A true feast, both gastronomically and visually, is guaranteed at Todoroki-Tei.
HP: slowlife-kanazawa.com/todorokitei/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1-2-1 Higashiyama, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa-ken (Google Map)
6. Taisho Roman Dori [Saitama]
Kawagoe district is famous among the tourists, known as “Little Edo” (Ko-edo) with its historic atmosphere. In this district, you will find Taisho Roman Dori, a thoroughfare where you can lose yourself in a time warp. The scenery of this street is so typical; it has been used as a set of many TV dramas and movies. You will be tempted to point your camera at every angle you turn as you stroll along.
HP: www.koedo.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 15-9 Renjaku-cho, Kawagoe-shi, Saitama (Google Map)
7. Enishi-Romankan [Tokyo]akihabara.tokyo-style.jp
Maid Cafès play no small role in Akihabara’s rise to fame among the tourists in recent years. However, Enishi-Romankan is no ordinary Maid Cafè. In this Café you will be greeted by the waitresses traditionally dressed as the housemaids of the Taisho Period. You can take selfies with them for a perfect souvenir. Have a go at some karaoke as well. Your visit is sure to be a unique and memorable experience.
Address: Kan-Tower Building 5F. 1-9-1 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
8. Yumeji Takehisa Museum [Tokyo]
Yumeji Takehisa was a famous artist; in his paintings, he brought together the emotions of the Japanese tradition and the modern Western style in perfect harmony. His art was the symbol of the culture of the Taisho Period. This is the only art gallery in Tokyo where you can admire the work of this unique artist. Must see for both an art and a history buff.
HP: www.yayoi-yumeji-museum.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-4-2 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
9. Nihon Taisho Mura [Gifu]
Nihon Taisho Mura is a theme park, where the buildings and the atmosphere of the Taisho Period were faithfully recreated into the form of a quaint village. You can relive the times past just by walking down its streets, or you can even rent a kimono, specially tailored in the style of this period to make the experience even more memorable.
HP: nihon-taishomura.or.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 1884-3 Akechi-cho, Ena-shi, Gifu (Google Map)
10. Yumeji Kyodo-Art Museum [Okayama]
An art museum dedicated to the artist Yumeji Takehisa, who was the icon of the Taisho Period, it is located in his birthplace. It houses approximately 3000 of his works. The museum also chronicles his life and his activity as a poet. You can also visit the house where he was born, which is located near-by.
HP: yumeji-art-museum.com/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 2-1-32 Hama, Naka-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayaman (Google Map)