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Okochi Sanso Garden

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8-3 Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-872-2233
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We came across the garden during our recent visit to Arashiyama. There is a fee of 100 yen per person which includes a green tea and it is worth it. The garden is meticulously maintained and well signed for visitors to follow a path. After...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pingynielsen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This garden is located along the walk of the bamboo grove. As the entrance fee is fairly steep (1000 Yen per person), very few tourists will enter. The ticket allows you to enjoy the walk around the garden and also a matcha tea with Japanese...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank priorityfood
Reviewed 1 week ago

Like other reviewers, we visited straight after walking through the bamboo forest and it was lovely to escape the crowds. Even in Winter, the gardens were beautiful and I can imagine that in autumn or cherry blossom seasons, they would be spectacular. While we are...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Copa6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Far from the madding crowds of the nearby bamboo grove, this well laid out garden estate offered a tranquility that was lacking outside the gates. Admission includes a cup of green tea and cake in the tea house, a warm respite from late December snow...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

A small garden that takes about 20 minutes to walk around. Not worth the time or money. Just do the bamboo walk and enjoy the broader surrounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank randallgb123
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This is a gorgeous, sprawling garden and villa. I visited in November and the fall leaves were spectacular. I'm not a huge fan of Arashiyama due to the crowds, but this was a much calmer, less crowded place to visit after the madness on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Skaerje
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Entry fee is ¥1000 for adults which includes a free postcard + voucher for Japanese tea and Japanese sweet at the end. This place is located at the end of Bamboo Groove Street (you’ll reach a T-junction and it’s on the right). Not many would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank LynD827
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Great views of Kyoto and mountains to the west. Much less crowded than nearby bamboo forest. 1000 yen admission fee includes tea. 🍁🍂🎋🗾🇯🇵

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank adamsN7124GF
Reviewed 16 November 2018

My wife and I visited more than18 gardens in six days in Kyoto as part of our three-week trip to Japan. Taste is very personal. I like gardens that are as carefully composed as a painting. Also gardens change in character from one season to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Donald W
Reviewed 14 November 2018

After the crowds of the bamboo grove, taking a stroll in this garden was pure delight. I found this to be one of the highlights of my trip to Japan. The autumn colours were magnificent and certain parts of this garden gave me that 'wow'...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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Response from dgflys | Reviewed this property |
It’s really not hilly at all. There are some inclines but nothing I would call a hill
4 May 2018|
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Response from milfloresdemanila | Reviewed this property |
I took my time enjoying the peacefulness and the beauty of the gardens. I took a lot of photos of the flowers and greenery... spent some minutes too at the photo exhibit (I don't know though if this runs all year). I would... More
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Response from TheErrantWanderer | Reviewed this property |
It's a pleasant 15-min walk back to the station. Follow the bamboo-grove-lined sidewalk back to The main street in Arashiyama (the one lined with shops and restaurants). From there it's a short walk through a residential... More