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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” (25 reviews)
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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 8 May 2017 via mobile

Okochi Sanso was the home of Japanese period movies actor Denjiro Okochi and now open to public with an entry fee. This is the best private territory that I have seen in my whole life. The villa, the tea house, the small trails, the green...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
Reviewed 3 May 2017

My husband and I visited this garden after the Monkey Park, the Tenryuji Temple and the bamboo forest. So it was a pleasant surprise to find a beautiful and quiet spot near all those places packed with people. It has different spots with gorgeous views,...More

1  Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 2 May 2017

There are many temples and gardens on the top lists to see in Japan. But after the fifth temple, most folks seem to have some sort of fatigue. Then we move on to gardens which have an allure because of their uniqueness. Most gardens are...More

Thank dilipram
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Okochi Sanso Garden is a beautiful strolling garden with a view of Mt Ogura and photo opportunities at each turn, including grand views of Arashiyama and Mt Hiei. It was the private villa of the famous silent-film era actor, Okochi who was responsible for the...More

Thank MargaretJD
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Great views out over Kyoto. Includes a cup of green tea and a biscuit which was nice. Also the entrance included a nice post card.1000 for adults was worth it, but you don't get to see the whole gardens.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 28 April 2017

On our way there in a taxi winding through what appears to be suburban backstreets we noticed the absence of other taxis. At 17h00 closing time it became clear that taxis do not frequent the area and Uber does not serve the region either. We...More

Thank wwandrag
Reviewed 27 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 23 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 20 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
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