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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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  • With only 1000 yen for entrance fee, you'll get a peaceful, quiet place to enjoy, free Japanese sweet, and ocha. There's a resting house with lovely japanese architecture where you can sit and relax, ...  more »
  • This was the most expensive entry fee of all the gardens we visited on our Japanese trip at 800 Y each & I don't think it gave good value for money. The gardens are nice & you do get a 'free' cup of M...  more »
  • f you want peace and quiet in Kyoto and a lovely garden go here! You can avoid the crowds that throng the temples. The garden was planted before and after World War 2 by a former actor in Samurai movi...  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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.