We (husband and 10 year old daughter) spent a few moments contemplating whether it would be worth the walk up the path and the entrance fee after we had walked through the Bamboo Grove. We are so glad we decided to give it a go. We're not gardeners by any stretch of the imagination but it is such as lovely and serene place. The view is magnificent and we appreciated the effort that has gone into designing and maintaining these formal gardens. The tea and cake are definitely aquired tastes but we persisted. The contemplation room (not sure of the official title) was a lovely space to write a reflection of our visit, which we sent home as postcard (note, children are not allowed in this space). The area where information is provided about Denjirō Ōkōchi was quite interesting too. We easily spent a few hours here before descending for a late lunch in Kyoto.
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