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