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Okochi Sanso Garden

8-3 Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-872-2233
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Private Custom Tour: Kyoto in One Day
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  • Average7%
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“tea house” (26 reviews)
“green tea” (32 reviews)
“entrance fee” (26 reviews)
8-3 Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-872-2233
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice view, especially in autumn. Plus, you get a free green tea and cake at their restaurant/resting area.

Thank Mawik23
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entrance fee of ¥1000, quite steep,includes matcha tea and a sweet, take it in the end of the tour as reward. Beautiful garden set up by famous Japanese actor, has views over Kyoto and the river to the other side, passage goes up and down...More

Thank endis
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entrance fee was not so cheap so my wife and I were thinking if we should visit it or not. But then one person who was leaving the place told us that we should definitely go and see it and he was right. The...More

Thank Leo B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommended as a side visit when before or after hitting the bamboo groves. Beautiful landscaped garden in autumn with plenty of momiji and a great view at the top of it's hill.

Thank Johnathan T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful place to visit, away from the crowds that flood the bamboo forest. The garden's paths lead you up a hill for a view over Kyoto. The autumn colors were spectacular, however, I think the garden would be beautiful in any season....More

Thank RThompson_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A really beautiful Japanese garden! One of the best experiences in Kyoto. Not only do you escape the crowds, but you also get to see a really Zen like garden which the creator used around 30 years to fulfill!

Thank Vaganor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through this garden last winter, so did not hesitate to return. The crowd dispersed quite well, but occasionally we felt claustrophobic. Don’t miss the art and video of the esteemed actor, as well as the contemplative hideaway where you can...More

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't get turned off by the slightly steep ¥1000 entrance fee, some of the other negative reviews for this villa and garden have been a bit mean-spirited. Yes, it's not a massive garden but there's plenty to see. If you've come to Arashimaya for the...More

Thank explrdvr37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After pushing through the crowded bamboo path we were quite hot and bothered. The reviews said this garden was quiet and secluded with lots of shade trees so we decided it was worth the Y1000 entrance fee. The first point of call is a large...More

Thank Lyn&MarkfromOz
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Ok so this place is not the cheapest to get in to, at 1000 yen, but it was so worth it for me. The buildings are stunning, the gardens are immaculately kept, and if you're lucky (which we were) you will feel like you're the...More

Thank Helen J
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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Prima S
17 November 2016|
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Response from TheErrantWanderer | Reviewed this property |
It's a pleasant 15-min walk back to the station. Follow the bamboo-grove-lined sidewalk back to The main street in Arashiyama (the one lined with shops and restaurants). From there it's a short walk through a residential... More