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Okochi Sanso Garden, Kyoto

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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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  • One of the most beautiful places and most peaceful I've visited. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Kyoto, and gone through the bamboo forest.
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  • This was a nice break from the crowds in the surrounding area. We also really enjoyed the matcha that was included with admission.  more »
  • 在门口犹豫了很久,1000日币的门票在京都真的不算便宜。想想日本的消费整体给人感觉物有所值,高门票或许会有惊喜,所以打算进门看看。附送一碗抹茶和点心,味道确实不错,吃完以后,到整个山庄转转。首先从岚山小火车下车,感觉人实在太多,尤其是竹林附近,此地这张门票拦住了许多人流,体验就非常不错。其次,整个山庄修建的确实非常用心,沿着小山往上走一圈景致很美,随手拍都是风景。总体来说,非常喜欢,值得一看。  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.