Okochi Sanso Garden, Kyoto

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#6 of 64 in Parks in Kyoto
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. Our Kyoto online travel planner makes visiting Okochi Sanso Garden and other Kyoto attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Nice view, especially in autumn. Plus, you get a free green tea and cake at their restaurant/resting area.  more »
  • Uphill through the bamboo forest Arashiyama, Kyoto city views. View from the gazebo garden along the way like is great. Beautiful garden is located at the foot of Mt. ogura garden is up and down, covered with MOSS and seasonal trees has been calculated, they are planted, very charming. It is also appreciated tea and snacks service. Matcha and Japanese sweets in Kyoto and typically nearly 1000 yen is often so excellent I think.
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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 th...  more »
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  • I thought 1000 yen was quite expensive for entrance fee but after going in I can see why. They maintain the garden exceptionally well. It's super clean and so beautiful! It was probably one of my favourite spot in Japan. They also give you legit Matcha tea and a small yummy treat when you first enter. I wish it was bigger but still worthwhile for photos!
  • Beautiful little gem of a garden. Well worth the high entrance fee. The garden consists of a round trip path expertly embedded in the beautiful landscape offering stunning views of the surroundings and beautiful landscape garden scenes around every corner.
  • A really beautiful garden. The ticket is quite expensive at 1000 yen, however this includes (real) green tea and a traditional wafer sweet. Just a tad small for the price
  • This was definitely one of the best gardens l visited in Japan. Constructed by a famous silent actor as the setting for his home and shrine, the garden feels immensely private as you weave through high bordered paths. There are lovely views and this is a great example of borrowed scenery. Enjoying a free cup of macha in the garden was a wonderful experience.
  • Very beautiful garden with great panoramic views of Kyoto. The teahouse at the end was serene.

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