My recommendation in Arashiyama! Enjoy the four seasons of Kyoto at the Okochi Sanso garden.

As there are many Japanese gardens in Kyoto, don’t you know where you are going? So, I will introduce “Okochi Sanso garden” where you can enjoy the beautiful garden by walking in the garden. The garden of the Okochi Sanso of the designated cultural heritage is a garden created by Okochi Denjiro, a famous actor of the Showa period play, for about 30 years since Showa 6 (1931).

As I went through the garden, I felt at ease with the natural scenery.

Inside the park, to my surprise, there was an observation deck overlooking the famous sights of Kyoto such as Mt. Hiei, Tower of Ninnaji Temple and Daimonji Mountain.

In the garden, as there are many stairs, sneakers are recommended that are easy to walk! I walked around quickly because it’s getting close to the closing time. But I could walk around in about 30 minutes.

  • Okochi Sanso garden
    TEL: 075-872-2233
    ADDRESS: Saga Ogura-yama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City / 京都市右京区嵯峨小倉山
    OPEN: 9am-5pm
    CLOSED: Open every day
    ADMISSION: Adults: ¥1000, elementary and junior high-school students: ¥500 (with Matcha and Japanese confectionery)
    10 minutes on foot after getting off the city bus “Nonomiya”, 15 minutes on foot after getting off at Randen Arashiyama line “Arashiyama” station, 15 minutes’ walk after getting off at “Saga Arashiyama” station of JR Sagano line

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The information is current as of September 2017.

東谷しおり/Shiori Higashitani
東谷しおり/Shiori Higashitani

日本/龍谷大学 社会学部/出身が愛媛県なので、観光客目線で京都のオススメスポットを紹介します♪ーーーJapan / Ryukoku University department of sociology / I'm from Ehime. So, I will introduce the recommended spot in Kyoto from a tourist perspective.