Rokuo-in Japanese Garden in Kyoto

Rokuō-in  (鹿王院庭園)

In western Kyoto, near the Arashiyama hills, lies the Rinzai Zen temple Rokuō-in. It was built in 1380. The small Zen garden has a tsukubai, trimmed shrubs and some great maples. In fact, the best season to visit this garden is autumn, when the maples turn a bright red.

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    Directions

    How to get there
    From Kyoto station, take the JR Sanin Main line towards Sonobe (園部) from platform 32, 33. Get off after 16 minutes at the sixth stop Saga-arashiyama (峨嵐山). From there, walk 400 meters in eastern direction.

    You can also use the Rokuo-in train station on the Kyofuku-Arashiyama line.

    Opening times
    9am – 5pm

    Admission
    300 Yen

    Address
    京都市右京区嵯峨北堀町24
    Kyoto-Shi, Ukyō-Ku, Saga-Kitabori-cho 24