Surrounded by rich greens in Okazaki area
Murin-an is a vacation house constructed by Yamagata Aritomo in 1894-1896. The location in which Murin-an was built is a really quiet place, hence naming it Murin-an, meaning 'calm' in Japanese. Murin-an consists of a two-story omoya (main room), a tea house, and a western style house. Yamagata Aritomo really loved Murin-an, and he and his wife visit this vacation house many times even when they were busy.
Most of Murin-an consists of a garden and is about 3,135 m2 in area. The garden was design by Yamagata Aritomo and constructed by Ogawa Jihei. The garden has 3 layers: fall, pond, and lawn. This large garden is quiet, you may get a calmness of your mind when visiting this garden.
View From A Second Floor Of The Omoya
A tea house and the 2-floor of the main building can be rented from 9am - 5pm for cultural events such as tea ceremony, flower arrangement, lectures, or exhibitions with an extra charge. A tea pot can be rental free of charge. Please enjoy the beautiful garden from second floor of the omoya, while drinking hot tea. (Self-service style and tea leaf is not sold at the site). Please check the web site for more information about rental of a tea house and the 2-floor of the main building. (http://murin-an.jp/en/info/rental/)
The first floor is an exhibition room where you can learn about Yamagata Aritomo who constructed Murin-an and Ogawa Jihei who built the garden. Exhibition contents will depend on the season.
Manner & Tips
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It is prohibited to take photos with a tripod. Please refrain from talking loud since Murinan keeps a very quiet atmosphere.
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Murin-an / 無鄰菴
|Address||31 Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8437|
|Directions||7-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Keage Station|
|Open Hours||April - June 8:30 am - 6 pm July - August 7:30 am - 7 pm September - October 8:30 am - 6 pm November 7:30 am - 6 pm December - March 8:30 am - 5 pm * Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time.|
|Closed||December 29th - December 31st|
￥410 (children under elementary school is free)
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
English and Chinese brochures are available
|Information||English and Chinese brochures are available|
|Lanuages spoken||English, Chinese, and Japanese|