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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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“tea house” (34 reviews)
“green tea” (29 reviews)
“entrance fee” (24 reviews)
8-3 Sagaogurayama Tabuchiyamacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8394, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-872-2233
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

A great find in the Arashiyama area. A beautiful privately owned garden that is well manicured with nice walking paths and magnificent views of the mountains (especially during the cherry blossom season). On entry, there is a little tea room where you'll be served complimentary...More

Thank PrincessS0116
Reviewed 24 April 2017

When first you arrive at the Bamboo Forest (Arashiyama), you may get a bit of a shock. Depending on the season, you may feel like you’re in a queue at Disneyland (it’s THAT crowed). But the view of the wavering bamboo is sublime, and with...More

1  Thank James O
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It takes around 15min to walk around the premises. The garden is well manicured and you walk past a shrine that Okochi built. On top of this walk there's a great view of Kyoto. Pics attached. It's worth the admission price...

Thank Harry B
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Okochi Sanso Villa was a fantastic break from the insanely busy crowds of the Bamboo Forest. As part of the admission fee you get Japanese green tea and a matcha snack to enjoy at the end of your garden exploration. We visited during Cherry Blossom...More

Thank ShadowBijou
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Walk slowly through the garden. Speak only if you have to, otherwise you ,by being quiet , can hear the birds sing and smell the cherryblossoms and other beautiful plants, as you stroll along and end up by the green tea house.

Thank Karihelen
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This was a place we visited after the mad crowds and Tenryu-ji and Bamboo forest and what a nice respite! The garden is one where the views changes as you walk along and as it was spring when we visited, the flowers were blooming all...More

Thank Huiyin S
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

This was a nice break from the crowds in the surrounding area. We also really enjoyed the matcha that was included with admission.

Thank Bethany S
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Yes, it's 1,000 yen, and had the blossoms been going off, it would have been worth every single "penny," but at least having a break from the masses was nice. The tea and sweet treat are a nice touch, but you have to like a...More

Thank Buhrdy
Reviewed 16 March 2017

1000 yen for a worthless cause. This place is serene only because it costs so much to get in! Not worth it, at least in mid March when I went. They should lower the price out of season I guess. The reason I went was...More

Thank bangrea
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I visited this place during the HanaTouro celebration twice; once at night, and once during the day. It is testament to how much I enjoyed it that I stopped by the same spot twice in the same short period of time. Although admission fee was...More

Thank SeraphinaKey
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