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Murin-an (Murin Garden)

Murin-an (Murin Garden) Review

In a departure from traditional Japanese gardens, this garden has rolling expanses of English-style lawns that reflect the melding of Japanese and Western elements. This blending of styles is also visible in the architecture of a house that once belonged to soldier and statesman Arimoto Yamagata. Backed by a sweep of hills, Murin-an has paths that meander past converging streams and a three-tier waterfall. The south side of the garden is almost always in shadow, creating wonderful contrasts.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Nanzenji-Kusakawa-cho, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto, 606-8437 | Map It
  • Cost: ¥400
  • Hours: Daily 9–4:30
  • Location: Eastern Kyoto
Updated: 09-23-2013

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