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Surrounded by rich greens in Okazaki area


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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.
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I could enjoy the silent atmosphere in rich greens. And it made me relax and I could forget the busy daily life. Since, Murin-an is located in the tourist spot, you can visit easily. In addition to that, the calm ambiance will help you eliminate some fatigue you may have gotten from all the walking around Kyoto.
Must See !
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.
Must See !
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. (
Must Do !
Exhibition Room
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 Murin-an keeps a very quiet atmosphere.
Categories Japanese Gardens
Phone +81 75-771-3909
Address 31 Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8437
Directions 7-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Keage Station
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.
Reservations Not accepted
Closed December 29th - December 31st
Fee ¥410 (children under elementary school is free)
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English and Chinese brochures are available
Information English and Chinese brochures are available
Languages spoken English, Chinese, and Japanese
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