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Okochi Sanso Garden, Kyoto
(4.6/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Find a place of restfulness and cultural intrigue during a trip to Okochi Sanso Garden, the mountainside estate of period film actor Okochi Denjiro (1898-1962). The sprawling and well-maintained gardens show off each of the four seasons, and a number of water features and ornamental flourishes complement their botanical richness. Across the site lie a number of structures built during the 1930s and 40s, including the main Japanese-style home, teahouses, and shrines. Okochi Sanso Garden is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Kyoto Edition.
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  • Another vote for these gardens. They are truly spectacular. And an easy walk from Tenryu-ji temple, via the bamboo grove. Definitely worth a visit when you are in arashiyama. If you are travelling wit...  more »
  • This large garden was developed over a 30 year period by Japanese silent-film star Okochi Denjiro (1898-1962) surrounding his villa. It is a pathway through a series of garden areas giving views and v...  more »
  • This garden in Arashiyama was constructed by a Japanese movie star in the foothills of the mountains and you can see his interest and his investment in it! It's full of unusual plantings and narrow wi...  more »
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  • We arrived very close to closing time. We rushed in, were speedily given a cup of tea and wafer each. My wife loved the wafers so much we've been searching for them. There were workers tending to the garden in front of the tea house. We walked the path of the garden with not a single person around us. It was just breath taking, probably one of the nicest views I've ever seen. So serene, so calm, so... perfect.
  • Saying this house and its gardens are wonderful, is still an understatement. Temple gardens are certainly nice, but this one is so peaceful. Even with many visitors coming to the bamboo forest nearby, few take the opportunity to visit this calm place. It will be all your to admire. Beautiful trees and bushes, the small wooden shrine, all the stone pathways, seas of moss surrounding it all. This is to be enjoyed quietly, and if you felt somewhat stressed when arriving, you will leave appeased.
  • Nice experience visiting it. The entrance is around 800 ¥ and includes a green tea and a wafer. It is less turistic than the bamboo park. The gardens are really good maintened
  • This garden is spectacular, built by an actor it has a main route that you follow, you can stop off for a cup of tea that's included in the price of the ticket too! The garden has several small buildings, and a variety of different areas that are all beautiful. It's definitely worth a visit, especially so close to Arashiyama.
  • Wow, just wow. Imagine a peaceful and quiet place surrounded by trees, bushes and beautiful buildings. It's probably even more stunning with this kind of view I'm blossem time. Totally worth the 1000yen. Absolute mustdo.