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If you like dry Japanese gardens with a contemporary edge, don't miss the work of Shigemori, here... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
Dianne V
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Santa Barbara, California
Breathtaking "dry landscape" of modern master's home

I have become very enamored of the work of this modern master and took the chance to take this... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2015
Daniel B
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Seattle, Washington
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May 1, 2017
“Incorrect website info.”
Apr 17, 2017
“Don't miss it!”
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34 Yoshidakamiojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8312, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

This tiny garden is only open for guided tours that have been booked beforehand!! The Mirei Shigemori website on top of Google's search page (with the Google map) did not mention this. When we arrived this morning, apparently ten minutes before the end of the...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

If you like dry Japanese gardens with a contemporary edge, don't miss the work of Shigemori, here at his former residence. The tour is brief, in Japanese, but that doesn't stand in the way of enjoying the stunning garden. The tour guide is the devoted...More

Thank Dianne V
Reviewed September 28, 2015

I have become very enamored of the work of this modern master and took the chance to take this tour, even though I don't really speak Japanese. You get to see his house and the amazing garden he built there. If you are a fan...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed August 6, 2013

I visited the Shigemori residence in May 2013. I had been warned that the tour would be conducted only in Japanese, but that I was welcome to visit. I was lucky enough to be with a Japanese friend who was able to summarize what she...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I am a big admirer of Shigemori’s work and was really looking forward to see his home. My Japanese friend called the Mirei Shigemori Residence to get a reservation and was told I can visit the residence only if I speak Japanese or am accompanied...More

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bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to
peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home
goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center
is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and
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