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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea 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
impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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
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 say 1 1/2 hours of leisure strolling should do it.
It is worth the visit.
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
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 area to the station. I recommend printing out the results from Google Maps. You can easily pull up the directions online, but Saga-Arashiyama station also has free maps in English on a shelf as you exit the platform.