Garden Museum Hiei
Garden Museum Hiei
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Neighborhood: Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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  • miwatomo
    Tokyo, Japan3,045 contributions
    比叡山頂にある庭園美術館でモネの「睡蓮」が再現されています
    比叡山頂にある屋外庭園美術館です。 庭園には、モネをはじめ、ルノワール、セザンヌ、ゴッホ等の描いた自然の風景が再現されています。 私はモネの「睡蓮」の作品をイメージした庭園が見たくて訪れましたが、絵に描かれていた睡蓮の庭が見事に再現されており感動的でした。 いつまでもそこにいたいと思う程、素晴らしかったです。 所々に陶板に描かれた名画と解説が置かれているのであまり興味のない方でも楽しめるはずです。 園内には色鮮やかな草花が咲き誇り自然が溢れとても穏やかな時間が流れます。 また村野藤吾設計の展望塔があり360°のパノラマ、琵琶湖や京都市街地、山々が一望でき素晴らしい景色が楽しめました。 食事やお茶が楽しめるカフェもあります。
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 29, 2020
  • たぬきおやじ
    Tokyo, Japan67,738 contributions
    ゲートは2つあり 入場前にどちらのゲートを利用するか決めておいた方が良いです
    入退場するゲートは2つあり、一つは叡山ロープウエイ前のローズゲート、もう一つは比叡山山頂バス停前のプロヴァスゲートです。 私達は延暦寺の観光後 比叡山山頂バス停で下車し プロヴァンスゲートから入場し、庭園内を鑑賞しながら ローズゲートから退場し 叡山ロープウエイで下山しましたが こちらに来られる交通手段は多種多様なので 夫々が利用される交通手段として 最も都合の良い入退場ゲートを事前に確認されておくこと お薦めします。 又 公共交通を利用して こちらを訪問した場合 割引料金が適用されますので その点も事前確認されることお薦めします。 こちらの魅力はやはり 陶板画と花と風景を組み合わせた美です。 夫々のエリアを散策していて 飽きることがありません。 例えば ショップの前にある壁は 四角い穴が開けてあり そこから見る景観が 本当に綺麗な風景画となっていたり、 ショップに入る入口の壁に陶板による風景画を埋め込んでいたり、 藤の丘では 陶板画の前で 陶板画に描かれている花が咲いています。又 疲れたら 庭園内にカフェ・Cafe de Parisがあり 琵琶湖を見ながら ゆっくりと時間が過ごせますので 時間の過ごし方には困りません。 
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2015
  • ねこ*はな
    Kobe, Japan5 contributions
    お花好きなら
    京阪電車で出町柳乗り換え。入場券付きの往復切符を2500円で購入。ケーブルとロープウェイのミニトリップを楽しんだ。地上よりもずっと涼しい気候の中、素敵な花やハーブ巡りができた。印象派の絵も良かった。カフェの品揃えがいまいち。
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2018
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Marius
2 contributions
Nov 2019
I visited around 10th of November, then this was a sad sad place. Almost none of the plants had any leaves left and the garden held non of the beauty associated with autumn in Japan. Not worth the entry price. The only good thing about this place was the view, but you can get almost the same view from the parkinglot for free.
Written November 14, 2019
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Bader
13 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
I believe this garden should be number 1 attraction of Kyoto. It's so beautiful that words can not describe it. What's really amazing about this fabulous garden that has locations based on famous paintings such as Monet. Don't miss it. The view specially in a sunny day is priceless
Written June 17, 2019
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AntonioRyan
Kyoto, Japan496 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
This is hands down one of the best garden museums that I've been to. All of the paintings were carefully presented and set in a very artistic manner. Even when Kyoto is known for its terrible heat during summer, this place is cool and refreshing. I saw how beautiful Kyoto and Shiga was from the observatory located in this mountain. I recommend you to bring your own food or snacks if you will be staying for a long period of time looking to the fact that there is only one restaurant available (reservations can't be made) and the food were... not up to my standard. If you wish to see illumination, visit between July 16 - August 28.
Written August 21, 2016
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Archerscruff
Havelock North, New Zealand37 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The best part of visiting this garden is the steep cable car and ropeway (gondola) you take to get there. The garden itself is exquisite with a lovely gift shop on site. Stunning views on a clear day. Quite pricy though - take your own snacks to save yourself a hit to the wallet.
Written July 1, 2016
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