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Okochi Sanso Garden

8-3 Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-872-2233
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the local attractions I would recommend the small fee to access This garden, easy walk with plenty of beautiful gardens and scenery

1  Thank Firey82
Reviewed 7 August 2017

After the crowds through the Arashiyama bamboo grove, the stillness of this garden struck us. We encountered very few people during our time here. Price includes tea and a sweet (quite vile, we thought, but that's obviously a matter of taste).

1  Thank Yvonne O
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Combine this with a visit to Fishimi for a little quiet. free cup fo tea in lovely teahouse included.

Thank David W
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I'm so glad we decided to visit this garden. This garden used to be the residence of a famous Japanese actor. Although there's a $10 USD entrance fee, it was really nice being able to get out of the crowd at the bamboo forest and...More

1  Thank mechanic111
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Just off the bamboo grove is this beautiful villa that was built by a famous Japanese actor. The gardens are gorgeous and the scenery is breathtaking. They offer green tea with some sweets in a small tea pavilion. A good place to go to in...More

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Lovely gardens - close to Bamboo grove so worth visiting if you are in the area seeing that. We didn't really enjoy our Japanese tea - an acquired taste - but did love sitting in the traditional team house in the gardens - tea included...More

Thank Tony and Sarah G
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

입장료가 1000엔인데 녹차+과자 하나 포함된 가격이라 비싸지 않다고 생각해요. 입장료가 비싼편이라 정원 안이 한가하다는 장점도 있구요. 정원 규모도 꽤 있고 친구랑 예쁜 사진 많이 찍었어요. The entrance fee is 1000yen including a cup of green tea and Japanese style snack. Inside of the garden is...More

1  Thank 333juhees
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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, enjoying your ocha. After that you can stroll around in the...More

Thank Rini S
Reviewed 30 May 2017

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 Matcha green...More

Thank lovetheunexpected
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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 movies. It is beautifully laid out...More

Thank MreMargaretRiver
Western Kyoto
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
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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