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Address: 20 Sagaogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8391, Kyoto Prefecture
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Very tranquil when there are few visitors

A small attraction, and one of the cheaper attractions in Arashiyama. The house of a poet as others have mentioned, and literally, "falling persimmon house". I didn't see any... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small attraction, and one of the cheaper attractions in Arashiyama. The house of a poet as others have mentioned, and literally, "falling persimmon house". I didn't see any persimmons though, fallen or otherwise. We came just after a rainstorm and were the only visitors (2 others leaving as we arrived, 2 others arrived as we left) It's incredibly peaceful... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We have visited this spot by late November and found many visitors clustered here taking photos and listening to the local stories from the guides outside the house. The small house belonged to a famous poet, Kyorai Mukai with a small garden next to it. Several trees have been planted at the entrance of the house and there was a... More 

Kawasaki, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

House of a famous poet, Kyorai Mukai. Very silent and elegant, worth visitng to feel something. Coming from Johjyakukouji you need to turn right after big rice field otherwise you will reach Nisonin as I did as there is only a tiny plate showing the name and arrow which can be easily neglected.

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I visited this cottage because it is the oldest (late 1600s) clay wall, thatched roof residences I’ve heard of, and I like dwellings of such traditional, rustic character. The home was that of Mukai Kyorai (向井去来), one of the 10 disciples of Matsuo Basho. Basho visited Mukai at this cottage on 4 occasions and wrote his Saga Nikki here. Unfortunately,... More 

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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 impressive vistas during the Hanami cherry blossom viewing season mean that it is busiest in warmer months, though also gorgeous in the fall, when the mountains and hills along the banks turn multi-colored. Historic and engaging, even the rail cars in Western Kyoto seek to exemplify its traditional nature and scenic beauty. Many people, including natives, come to visit the 1,200 rakan statues at the Otagi Nenbutsuji Temple, which is still in use as a religious site.
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