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Strolling garden and museum of nihonga painter


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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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Hakusasonso is great for those interested in art and gardens. Both art museum and garden can be seen here. Consider coming here if you are in the area (located close to Ginkaku-ji). The garden is a strolling style where you will walk around the pond and appreciate the well-maintained setting. See the background scenery as you can see the "borrowed scenery" effect. Hakusasonso was a villa for Kansetsu Hashimoto, a nihonga (Japanese-style painting) artist who lived from 1883 to 1945.
Hakusasonso Garden
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Hakusasonso Garden
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.
Hashimoto Kansetsu Museum
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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.
Eat at a restaurant by Hakusasonso
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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.
Appearance Hakusasonso
Categories Japanese Gardens, Museums & Galleries
Phone +81 75-751-0446
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
Fee Adult: ¥1,300
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
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Information in English is available
Information Japanese and English
Languages spoken Japanese
Hakusasonso +81 75-751-0446 Adult: ¥1,300 Students (university) ¥500 Students (high school, middle school, elementary school): free *Fee is different for special exhibitions -1/3

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