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Strolling garden and museum of nihonga painter
This villa was built in 1916 by a Japanese painter, Kansetsu Hashimoto. By visiting here, you can enjoy a wonderful garden as well as an art gallery. The garden is continuously maintained displaying several types of flowers which bloom according to season. In sight is Mt. Daimonji Higashiyama, perfect background scenery to spend time with working on art pieces as the painter must have done so during his life.
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At Hakusasonso, you can enjoy strolling around the pond garden and pass by several different plants and blooming flowers. Check out the koi fish that are swimming in the pond as well. Consider entering the building with several windows by the garden. See the garden by looking out the windows as if you are looking at precisely calculated garden layout through each frame of the window.
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Hashimoto Kansetsu Museum
After walking pass the garden, enter the museum that are separated into two buildings. The museum displays art works by Kansetsu Hashimoto along with collection of domestic and international artists. See variety of art with exhibition changed monthly. On the second floor, there are several items for purchase to take back as a memento of your visit.
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Eat At A Restaurant By Hakusasonso
Hakusasonso presents two restaurants: Japanese Restaurant Hashimoto and Restaurant & Café NOANOA. Both located next to each other, Hashimoto serves Japanese cuisine with lunch offered from ￥1,300. Kaiseki course meals are also offered inside Hakusasonso by reservations. Lunch kaiseki course run from ￥4,000 to ￥10,000. Admission to Hakusasonso is required.
Manner & Tips
- Manner & Tips -
Strollers or carry bags are NOT allowed. Please do not smoke in the garden and do not step on the moss. There are signs which states no photograph in certain areas so please be attentive of the signs.
|Categories||Japanese Gardens, Museums & Galleries|
|Address||37 Jodoji Ishibashicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8406|
|Directions||1-minute walk from city bus Ginkakuji-michi stop getting off|
|Hours||10am - 5pm
(closing time may change depending on weather conditions and events.)
|Reservations||Accepted for restaurants.
|Closed||Depending on season|
|Notes||Located close to Ginkaku-ji Temple|
Students (university) ￥500
Students (high school, middle school, elementary school): free
*Fee is different for special exhibitions
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
Information in English is available
|Information||Japanese and English|