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Garyu Sanso

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Well worth the visit

A small but incredibly serenely beautiful home with a sublime garden perched on a river. I went... read more

Reviewed December 14, 2017
San Francisco, California
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Very elaborately designed

This structure call "Garyu Sanso". Garyu means "still-hunting and waiting dragon". Hijikawa river... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2017
Shibuya, Japan
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14 Dec 2017
“Well worth the visit”
21 Jun 2017
“Very elaborately designed”
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411-2 Ozu, Ozu 795-0012, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed December 14, 2017 via mobile

A small but incredibly serenely beautiful home with a sublime garden perched on a river. I went there because I bought a combination ticket to the Ozu Castle and was truly amazed at Garyu Sanso.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Flyintl
Reviewed June 21, 2017

This structure call "Garyu Sanso". Garyu means "still-hunting and waiting dragon". Hijikawa river looks like it at this structure. It was built at 1907 and very elaborately designed. Because at that time, Japan opened for world and started trading any material with foreign country. Everyone...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank inoueyosuke0612
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I did not expect much about small town of Ozu, Japan, but Garyu Sanso was an unexpected pleasure. Situated right next to the river, Garyu Sanso provides spectacular view. Also as not many people visit here, you can enjoy tranquility. It is nice place to...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Travel682972
Reviewed November 30, 2015

This Villa allows you to see traditional Japanese architecture from the 20th century. Each room has an audio recording explaining certain aspects; unfortunately, it's not in English. BUT, they have a very detailed brochure. They have weird rules about taking pictures. The house opens to...More

Date of experience: April 2015
1  Thank jessABamaGirl
Reviewed July 21, 2015

The house and garden are a great find- not what I expected in this small town. Both are very well done- the small details are amazing. Don't miss on the explanations of the staff of the rooms, its really a lot more interesting once its...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Mish_H50
Reviewed September 10, 2013

The review by tinn12 "Beautiful small garden and house" says it well. Let me add... There is a good English language brochure. But it was very quiet when we visited and the attendant showed us several interesting features of the house. The villa is small...More

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank David-IrvineCA
Reviewed June 28, 2013

This is a beautiful small garden and house with a tea house that overlooks the river. They have some slightly bizarre rules about what you can and cannot take photos of, but definitely worth a trip. Inside the house they have a 4-seasons room with...More

Date of experience: June 2013
4  Thank tinn12
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