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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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  • We did not have this on our list, but our guide said it was one of his favorite spots. We were so glad that we walked through here. They had a moss garden, and the leaves were beautiful. Great views o...  more »
  • This is indeed a beautiful spot in Kyoto. There are nice gardens and temples/buildings. That said its basically double the cost of entrance into one of the plethora of temples/shrines in Kyoto but it ...  more »
  • 大河內山莊就在竹林的一端,很容易就能找到。因為是私人的庭院,入場費需要1000日元,包括一杯抹茶和一塊菓子。也許是因為入場費比其它庭院高,所以遊客不多,倒是能靜靜地遊狂。雖然這個庭院不如其它有名的庭院來得精緻,但因為身處高地,又能從另一個角度欣賞嵐山的美景。 
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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.