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Homely and peaceful garden near Fushimi Inari

Ohashi Family Garden

Ohashi family garden
Ohashi Family Garden Located in the north of Fushimi Inari Shrine. The Ohashi Garden was made in 1913. A garden designer Jihei Ogawa, who was involved in designing the garden of Heian Jinju Shrine, Murin-an, and more in Kyoto, designed the garden because he was a good friend of the Ohashi family.

There are 2 suikinkutsu (an acoustic device which uses water), both of which are the oldest in Kyoto. Since the garden is in the part of the Ohashi family's actual house, you will most definitely fee...morel at home. Please spend your time at peaceful surroundings away from the busy shrine, Fushimi Inari.
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I had a very good time with the owner of the garden. He told me a lot of histories of the garden. He can speak basic English so you may enjoy talking to him. If his daughter who speaks English fluently is present, she will guide you in English!
Must See !
Suikinkutsu (water harp cave)
It is the oldest sukinkutsu, an acoustic device with the use of water, in Kyoto which is over 100 years old.  You can enjoy the sound of water dropping to the cave, and it will make you feel relaxed. Please listen to it with a bamboo pole so that you could get the sound clearly.
The lanterns
Must See !
The Lanterns
There are 11 lanterns in the garden. Although the garden designer, Jihei Ogawa, refused to put 12 lanterns in the garden, the Ohashi family strongly requested him to do so because they loved collecting them. One of the lanterns are called 'Zendo-ji' and it is the most interesting of all. It is cut-out in the shape of a tea pot, bamboo shaker, and other silhouettes reflecting tea ceremony tools. In addition, several forms of other lanterns can be seen here. Try to compare it with others.
Walking through the path with moss
Must Do !
Walking Through The Path With Moss
The path was made in the image of Hose River. The moss has been spread out in all of the surface to look like a river. This moth path is wonderful to walk on.
Taking a rest at waiting room
Must Do !
Taking A Rest At The Waiting Room
The gardener was planning to build a tea house. However, he realized that the direction of the building is too bad and stopped constructing it in the middle of construction. In the present, it is used as a rest room instead.
Manner & Tips
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Please do not stand a tripod on the moss.
Ohashi family garden Appearance Photo
Ohashi Family Garden
Categories Japanese Gardens
Phone +81 75-641-1346
Address 45, Fukakusa Kaidocho, Fushimi-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 612-0806
Directions 5-minute walk from JR Line Inari Stn.
7-minute walk from Keihan Line Fushimiinari Stn.
Hours 10am - 4:30pm
Reservations Reservation is needed in advance.
Please make a reservation by phone call 3 days before you visit.
Closed Wednesday, Thursday, December 26th - January 3rd, August 14th - 16th
Fee Adult: ¥500
University students: ¥500
High school students: ¥500
Junior high school students: ¥400
Child: ¥400

Groups (over 20 persons): ¥50 reduction from above price
Credit cards Not accepted
Friendly for Overseas Visitors
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English leaflets are available
Information Japanese and English
Languages spoken Japanese and basic English
Ohashi Family Garden +81 75-641-1346 Adult: ¥500 University students: ¥500 High school students: ¥500 Junior high school students: ¥400 Child: ¥400 Groups (over 20 persons): ¥50 reduction from above price 2/3

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