Established under the aegis of Aritomo Yamagata, the Murin-an Garden was designed by landscaping genius Jihei Ogawa in the late 1890s. The design is that of the classical Meiji Period Japanese ‘promenade garden,’ and the garden is a carefully curated formal environment. The park runs short-format landscaping classes and moss gardening experiences every weekend.
For an extra ¥1,000 you can also enjoy tea with a sweet or snack and contemplate the garden from a beautiful old Japanese villa with tatami flooring.
At the time of writing, advance booking is required. Booking in English can be done via their website.
31 Nanzenji Kusakawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8437
- 0.5 km from Keage Station Tōzai Line (T9)
- 0.7 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
- 1.2 km from Sanjō Keihan Station Tōzai Line (T11)