Ōkōchi Sansō:

Ōkōchi Sansō is located in Arashiyama. It was once the residence of Ōkōchi Denjirō a famous film star of early Japanese cinema. It is a beautiful garden that has many unique features. Such as the Myōkō-an Hall, Ōkochi enjiro Museum, Jibutsu-dō hall, and more. I has one of the best views in of of Kyoto to look over the city.

Ōkōchi Sansō 大河内山荘

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It was first built in the early 1900`s to last as the actors estate, over the actors life it was slowly renovated until his death. After hedied he passed the estate on to his wife who would gradually open it to the public. Interestingly the estate also offers tea and snacks to all those who visit. Ōkōchi Sansō is open every day, from 9am to 5pm. I takes around 30min by train to get to Ōkōchi Sansō from Kyoto station.

Ōkōchi Sansō website:   discoverkyoto.com

 

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