Garyu Sanso

Garyu Sanso, Ozu: Hours, Address, Garyu Sanso Reviews: 4.5/5

Garyu Sanso
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Avin N
Robina, Australia395 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Loved the quietness and history of this old Japanese home and garden.

Lovely walk around the house and garden. Staff were very helpful with imparting their knowledge and keen to answer questions.

Written July 31, 2019
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Apr 2019 • Solo
Initially planned to take in Garyu Sanso as the 'supporting act' to the main feature of visiting Ozu, i.e.: Ozu Castle. As much as I enjoyed the truly excellent Castle, it was the unassuming Cottage/Gardens at Garyu Sanso that left the most indelible memory of my brief visit to this little town.
The persistent drizzle necessitated taking a taxi from Ozu Castle, but having toured the Cottage itself, the showers miraculously cleared-up and a staff member reminded me to visit the garden and teahouse outside, accessed through a little 1/2-sized doorway by the Cottage entrance. What a gem! The garden occupies a narrow strip of ground from the Cottage itself to a teahouse on stilts, overlooking the river below. Instead of some artificial elaborate planted garden, the garden looks very 'natural' and after the rain showers was very fresh and green and clean. I particularly liked some of the typically Japanese details, like floral displays floated on bamboo strips on water features.
With no other visitors in the garden itself, I probably spent 1/2-hour or so sitting alone (and shoeless) on the teahouse balcony, soaking in the tranquility. Returning to the Cottage, the helpful staff called a taxi to take me back to the JR Station.
Like I say .... indelible memories!
Written June 11, 2019
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Anna A
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May 2019 • Couples
A small world ofabsolute tranquility! One can see how people tried to leave wordly vanity and stay in the privacy of their mind. Beautiful garden, full of obscure meaning. Professional and passionate staff. Worth visiting!
Written May 17, 2019
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ozteddy
Brisbane, Australia463 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This has to be the main reason to visit Ozu, and it was well worth the trip from Matsuyama to see it. Beautifully crafted and sited in the most perfect position looking onto the river it is simply beautiful, The garden although small is delightful and interesting and leads to perhaps the best feature, the tea house built on stilts over a bend in the river. Marred slightly by the modern buildings you can now see from it, it must have been the most wonderful place to sit and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Only two other people there during our visit, it was really a lovely place, and the English leaftlet provided gives a really good insight into the history. Staff were very pleasant.
Written April 25, 2019
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Flyintl
San Francisco, CA221 contributions
Dec 2017 • Solo
A small but incredibly serenely beautiful home with a sublime garden perched on a river.

I went there because I bought a combination ticket to the Ozu Castle and was truly amazed at Garyu Sanso.
Written December 14, 2017
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陽祐 井
Shibuya, Japan3 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
This structure call "Garyu Sanso". Garyu means "still-hunting and waiting dragon".
Hijikawa river looks like it at this structure.
It was built at 1907 and very elaborately designed. Because at that time, Japan opened for world and started trading any material with foreign country. Everyone looked up new materials , goods and culture from foreign country.Therefore almost all people threw away past age culture, for example Japanese tea ceremony, building style and so on.
Mr. Torajiro Kochi, he is the founder this structure. He really achieved a lot of success with trading Japanese wax.And he really loved old age culture especially Japanese tea ceremony. He gathered carpenter form Kyoto and had them make this structure. These carpenter had very happy because they were treated contempt and didn't have business at that time.They were willing to work and into a lot of and deep elaborately designed.

When you go there, we would like you to find these design.
And every Sunday and national holiday from April to end of October, you can take casual tea ceremony in this Gary Sanso with 400 yen (One Japanese tea and confection, Not include enter fee)Please have a nice time and good taste.
Written June 22, 2017
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원진 이
Seoul, South Korea79 contributions
Dec 2016 • Solo
I did not expect much about small town of Ozu, Japan, but Garyu Sanso was an unexpected pleasure. Situated right next to the river, Garyu Sanso provides spectacular view. Also as not many people visit here, you can enjoy tranquility. It is nice place to visit. It takes about 15minutes from Ozu Castle by foot.
오즈라는 작은 도시에 대하여 별로 기대하지 않았지만 가류 산장으로 인하여 예상치 못한 즐거움을 느낄 수 있었습니다. 강가에 위치하여 전형적인 일본미인 와비사비를 구현하는 공간입니다. 오즈성에서 도보 15분으로 꽤 가깝습니다. 걸어가는 길 자체도 볼 거리입니다. 느낌 있는 일본 소도시의
골목 골목을 경험 할 수 있습니다.
Written February 10, 2017
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jessABamaGirl
Kokomo, IN919 contributions
Apr 2015 • Solo
This Villa allows you to see traditional Japanese architecture from the 20th century. Each room has an audio recording explaining certain aspects; unfortunately, it's not in English. BUT, they have a very detailed brochure. They have weird rules about taking pictures. The house opens to picturesque views of Ozu.
Written November 30, 2015
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Mish_H50
Japan386 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
The house and garden are a great find- not what I expected in this small town. Both are very well done- the small details are amazing. Don't miss on the explanations of the staff of the rooms, its really a lot more interesting once its understood. the garden is really a gem.
Written July 21, 2015
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David-IrvineCA
Irvine, California USA176 contributions
May 2013 • Family
The review by tinn12 "Beautiful small garden and house" says it well. Let me add...
There is a good English language brochure. But it was very quiet when we visited and the attendant showed us several interesting features of the house. The villa is small and somewhat quirky. The small gardens were lovely. I think it is the highlight of Ozu.
Written September 11, 2013
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