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“Small, not crowded!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Murinan

31 Nanzenji Kusagawacho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8437, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-771-3909
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Ranked #82 of 405 Attractions in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 31 Reviews
Type: Cultural
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Ventura, California, United States
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“Small, not crowded!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Japan has so many beautiful gardens, and so many of them are so crowded too. The great thing about Murin-an was that we basically had the place to ourselves! Its on the smaller side of gardens but makes up for this by being hidden away and peaceful. I loved not being pushed and rushed by other tourists. Its a great place to take a break, sit and just relax.

Visited June 2013
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Yokohama, Japan
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“A beautiful garden, historic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Among so many places to visit in this wonderful city, we were surprised to find this "hidden" gem. A garden landscaped by a famous master for an art-loving shogun. The "New-York appartment" style brick building with original glass windows, build over a hundered years ago, has seen one of historic meetings where the war against Russia was decided - 4 people in 2 hours took this fateful decision. The matcha served was taking some of the heavy feelings away. A place to visit during November too - for the maple leaves contrasting with the bright green moss.

Visited October 2012
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