The place is not really popular especially for foreign visitors - if somebody gets there it is after a local person brought them or recommended. The ticket is double the average rate for temples and gardens, 1000 yen, which is maybe another reason it doesn't get many visitors. But in fact that was something I liked - really close to the very crowded bamboo grove, but in Okochisanso you hardly meet anybody and you can enjoy the place for hours. The ticket includes a cupon for free green tea in a nice green tea hall which has beautiful view to lush green trees. As long as the place is on the slope of the mountain, rainy days are not good for the place, it will be too wet and muddy. But if you're lucky with the weather, you can see wonderful green colors of big variety of vegetation, see a few nice buildings, relax. The place might be difficult for old people and very young kids, you can't go there with a wheel chair or a baby stroller. There is a small gallery with pictures of the actor whose villa it used to be - Denjirō Ōkōchi.
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