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20 Sagaogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku, Ukyo, Kyoto 616-8391, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-881-1953
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because it is right near the Okochi Sanso Garden and the bamboo grove, so interesting to see. However, I would not go so much out of my way to see it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Denise S
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We have again visited the traditional dwelling of the local poet in Rakushisha by early April this year. Nothing has changed except the local authorities had done a lot in thinning out the bushy tree leaves along the way from the riverside. Nice to stroll...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed February 14, 2018

Small, yet gorgeous respite from the throngs of tourists throughout the bamboo forest. The house is dreamy, staff are friendly, visit is short, but quite satisfying.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Christopher B
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A small attraction, and one of the cheaper attractions in Arashiyama. The house of a poet as others have mentioned, and literally, "falling persimmon house". I didn't see any persimmons though, fallen or otherwise. We came just after a rainstorm and were the only visitors...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank waffler_au
Reviewed December 9, 2016

We have visited this spot by late November and found many visitors clustered here taking photos and listening to the local stories from the guides outside the house. The small house belonged to a famous poet, Kyorai Mukai with a small garden next to it....More

Date of experience: November 2016
Reviewed June 2, 2016

House of a famous poet, Kyorai Mukai. Very silent and elegant, worth visitng to feel something. Coming from Johjyakukouji you need to turn right after big rice field otherwise you will reach Nisonin as I did as there is only a tiny plate showing the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 22, 2016

I visited this cottage because it is the oldest (late 1600s) clay wall, thatched roof residences I’ve heard of, and I like dwellings of such traditional, rustic character. The home was that of Mukai Kyorai (向井去来), one of the 10 disciples of Matsuo Basho. Basho...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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