… Okunikko’s British Embassy Villa …

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Where …

The British Embassy Villa on the edge of Lake Chuzenji in Japan’s Okunikko

When …

Thursday, July 12, 2018 and 9.33am

What …

This is the British Embassy Villa which was built in 1892 – and recently renovated – by the UK’s chief diplomat at the time.

Lake Chuzenji served as Tokyo’s hill station with the British, French, Belgian and Italian embassies building holiday homes for staff to escape Tokyo’s summer heat.

Today travellers can explore the house and pause in the first-floor dining room enjoying scones – prepared to a recipe provided by the current chef at the British Embassy in Tokyo – while gazing across the lake.

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Visit the Okunikko website

… posted Thursday, July 12, 2018photography by Sarah Nicholson

 

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