Japonia Hortus

key to understand the Japanese garden

Gardens in East Kyoto


Name of the Garden
Rating: five star maximum (how much I recommend)
Address: in Japanese character; you can copy and paste to English google map
Latitude and longitude: use for google map or smartphone applications
Phone number: use for contact or car navigation system
Designer: if known, names in Japanese order, family name before given name
Size: large, medium, small
Type: see history of Japanese garden chapter
History: period of constraction, if known
Cost: by Japanese Yen
Note: extra information
Photo of the Garden
Links on the garden name and photo which lead you to
more and bigger photos. Also, a map of the garden is put
in there.

Sakyo-ku

Jakko-in 寂光院
☆☆
左京区大原草生町676
35.124099, 135.821035
075-744-3341
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\600

Hosen-in 宝泉院
☆☆☆
左京区大原勝林院町187
35.121320, 135.834003
075-744-2409
Medium
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Edo period and contemporary
\800 (including tea and sweet)

Jikko-in 実光院
☆☆☆
左京区大原勝林院町187
35.120651, 135.834116
075-744-2537
Meduim
Water garden
Edo period
\700 (including tea and sweet)

Sanzen-in 三千院
☆☆☆☆
左京区大原来迎院町540
35.119486, 135.834003
075-744-2531
Kanamori Sowa and Nakane Shiro 金森宗和 中根史郎
Large
Water garden
Edo and Heisei period
\700

Kifune-jinja 貴船神社
☆☆☆
左京区鞍馬貴船町180
35.122068, 135.762988
075-741-2016
Shigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Iwakura
Showa period
Gratuity

Jisso-in 実相院
☆☆
左京区岩倉上蔵町121
35.078993, 135.781527
075-781-5464
Matasiro 又四郎
Small
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Azuchi-momoyama period and contemporary
\500
Light up seasonaly

Ruriko-in 瑠璃光院
☆☆☆
左京区上高野東山55
35.063398, 135.808637
075-781-4001
Small
Water garden
Showa period
\2000
Special Admission

Renge-ji 蓮華寺
☆☆☆
左京区上高野八幡町1
35.064361, 135.800018
075-781-3494
Ishikawa Jozan 石川丈山
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\400

Myoman-ji 妙満寺
☆☆☆
左京区岩倉幡枝町91
35.067813, 135.774609
075-791-7171
Matsunaga Teitoku 松永貞徳
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\300

Entsu-ji 圓通寺
☆☆☆
左京区岩倉幡枝町389
35.064493, 135.768449
075-781-1875
Gomizuno Emperior 御水尾天皇
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\500

Shugaku-in Imperial Villa 修学院離宮
☆☆☆☆☆
左京区修学院薮添
35.054122, 135.803618
03-3213-1111 (Imperial Household Aggency)
Gomizuno Emperior 御水尾天皇
Large
Water garden
Edo period
Free
During water repair when I visited
You need to apply to Imperial Household Aggency by internet orletter

Garden of Fine Art  陶板名画の庭
☆☆
左京区下鴨半木町
35.050665, 135.765462
075-724-2188
Ando Tadao 安藤忠雄
Medium
Garden museum
Heisei period
\100(set ticket with Kyoto Botanical Garden by \250)

Manshu-in 曼殊院
☆☆☆☆
左京区一乗寺竹ノ内町42
35.048817, 135.803007
075-781-5010
Ryosho Imperial Prince 良尚親王
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\600

Enko-ji 圓光寺
☆☆☆
左京区一乗寺小谷町13
35.045104, 135.797037
075-781-8025
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\300

Shisen-do 詩仙堂
☆☆☆
左京区一乗寺門口町27
35.043720, 135.796157
075-781-2954
Ishikawa Jozan 石川丈山
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Edo period
\500

Kinpuku-ji 金福寺
☆☆
左京区一乗寺才形町20
35.042191, 135.795184
075-791-1666
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\400

Shigemori Mirei Garden Musium 重森三玲庭園美術館
☆☆☆☆
左京区吉田上大路町34
35.024150, 135.782274
075-761-8776
Shigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\600 and \400 extra for the inner garden
You need to reserve by phone or e-mail

Hakusa-sonso 白沙村荘
☆☆
左京区浄土寺石橋町37
35.027156, 135.793803
075-751-0446
Hashimoto Kansetsu 橋本関雪
Mideum
Tea garden and water garden
Taisho and Meiji period
\800

Jisho-ji (Ginkaku-ji) 慈照寺(銀閣寺)
☆☆☆☆☆
左京区銀閣寺町2
35.026546, 135.798037
075-771-5725
Ashikaga Yoshimasa 足利義政
Large
Water garden and sand garden
Muromachi and Edo period
\500


Honen-in 法然院
☆☆☆
左京区鹿ヶ谷御所ノ段町30
35.024006, 135.797457
075-771-2420
Small
Water garden and sand garden
\800
Special Admission
Sand garden is open in all seasons for free

Anraku-ji 安楽寺
☆☆
左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町21
35.021556, 135.796636
075-771-5360
Small
Dry landscape garden
\500
Special Admission

Reikan-ji 霊鑑寺
☆☆
左京区鹿ケ谷御所ノ段町21
35.020664, 135.796309
075-771-4040
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\600
Special Admission

Shinyo-do 真如堂
☆☆☆
左京区浄土寺真如町82
35.021898, 135.790414
075-771-0915
Sone Saburo and Shigemori Chisao 曽根三郎 重森千青
Small
Dry landscape garden
Heisei period
\500

Konkai Komyo-ji 金戒光明寺
☆☆
左京区黒谷町121
35.019656, 135.788025
075-771-2204
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
\800
Special Admission

Koun-ji 光雲寺
☆☆☆
左京区南禅寺北ノ坊町59
35.017008, 135.795181
075-751-7949
Ogawa Jihei 小川治兵衛
Small
Water garden
Meiji period
\600
Special Admission

Eikan-do 永観堂
☆☆
左京区永観堂町48
35.014359, 135.795562
075-761-0007
Large
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Edo period
\600

Heian-jingu 平安神宮
☆☆☆☆
左京区岡崎西天王町97
35.015992, 135.782400
075-761-0221
Ogawa Jihei 小川治兵衛
Large
Water garden
Meiji period
\600

Murin-an 無鄰菴
☆☆☆☆
左京区南禅寺草川町31
35.011581, 135.787056
075-771-3909
Ogawa Jihei 小川治兵衛
Medium
Water garden
Meiji period
\400

Nanzen-ji 南禅寺
☆☆☆☆☆
左京区南禅寺福地町86
35.011412, 135.794507
075-771-0365
Medium
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\500

Nanzen-in 南禅院
☆☆
左京区南禅寺福地町86
35.010309, 135.793928
075-771-0365
Muso Soseki 夢窓疎石
Small
Water garden
Kamakura period
\300

Tenjyu-an 天授庵
☆☆☆☆
左京区南禅寺福地町86-8
35.010610, 135.792235
075-771-0744
Nakane Kinsaku 中根金作
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Showa and Kamakura period
\400
Light up seasonaly

Konchi-in 金地院
☆☆☆☆
左京区南禅寺福地町86-12
35.010283, 135.790435
075-771-3511
Kobori Enshu, Ken-tei and Murase Sasuke 
小堀遠州 賢庭 村瀬左介
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Edo period
\400

Dainei-ken 大寧軒
☆☆☆
左京区南禅寺福地町44
35.009708, 135.790798
075-255-1436
Yabunouchi Jyochi 薮内紹智
Medium
Water garden
Meiji period
\600
Special Admission

Higashiyama-ku

Namikawa Cloisonne Museum of Kyoto 並河靖之七宝記念館
☆☆
東山区三条通北裏白川筋東入堀池町388
35.009859, 135.781370
075-752-3277
Ogawa Jihei 小川治兵衛
Small
Water garden
Meiji period
\600

The Westin Miyako Kyoto ウェスティン都ホテル京都
☆☆☆
東山区粟田口華頂町1
35.008687, 135.787828
075-771-7111
Ogawa Jihei, Ogawa Hakuyo and Murano Togo
小川治兵衛 小川白楊 村野藤吾
Medium
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Taisho and Showa period
Hotel and restaurant
Talk to the reseptionist to see

KYOUEN
☆☆
東山区大和大路通三条下ル東側大黒町137
35.008720, 135.772899
075-561-5333
Small
Modern Japanese garden
Contemporary
Free
Restaurant

Shoren-in 青蓮院
☆☆☆
東山区粟田口三条坊町69-1
35.007289, 135.783178
075-561-2345
Soami and Kobori Enshu 相阿弥 小堀遠州
Medium
Water garden
Muromachi and Edo period
\500
Light up seasonaly

Chion-in Hojyo 知恩院方丈
☆☆☆
東山区林下町400
35.006146, 135.783849
075-531-2111
Ken-tei Ryo-ami 玉淵 量阿弥
Medium
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Edo period
\400 (set ticket with Yuzen-en by \500)

Chion-in Yuzen-en 知恩院友禅苑
☆☆☆☆
東山区林下町400
35.004270, 135.781752
075-531-2111
Medium
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Showa period
\300 (set ticket with Hojyo by \500)

Maruyama Park 円山公園
☆☆
東山区円山町473
35.003473, 135.781725
075-643-5405
Ogawa Jihei 小川治兵衛
Large
Water garden
Meiji period
Free

Choraku-ji 長楽寺
☆☆
東山区八坂鳥居前東入円山町626
35.002612, 135.783463
075-561-0589
Soami 相阿弥
Small
Water garden
Muromachi period
\500
Special Admission

Geshin-in 月真院
☆☆
東山区下河原町528
35.000956, 135.780148
075-533-4064
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
Free
Rarely open

Kodai-ji 高台寺
☆☆☆☆
東山区高台寺下河原町526
35.000793, 135.781092
075-561-9966
Kobori Enshu 小堀遠州
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Edo period
\500 (set ticket with Entoku-in by \900)
Light up seasonaly and art works are set for lightup

Entoku-in 圓徳院
☆☆☆☆☆
東山区高台寺下河原町530
35.000477, 135.779418
075-525-0101
Kentei and Tokumura Soetsu 賢庭 徳村宗悦
Small
Dry landscape garden
Azuchi-momoyama period
\500 (set ticket with Kodai-ji by \900)
Light up seasonaly

Shoden Eigen-in 正伝永源院
☆☆☆
東山区小松町586
35.001896, 135.773734
075-531-0200
Small
Water garden
\500
Special Admission

Kennin-ji 建仁寺
☆☆☆☆
東山区小松町584
35.001182, 135.773927
075-561-0190
Katou Kumakichi and Kitayama Yasuo 加藤熊吉 北山安夫
Medium
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\500

Ryosoku-in 両足院
☆☆☆
東山区小松町591
35.000103, 135.774498
075-561-3216
Medium
Water garden
Edo period
\600
Special Admission

Daito-in 大統院
☆☆
京都市東山区小松町593
34.999262, 135.776174
075-561-7073
Kitayama Yasuo 北山安夫
Small
Dry landscape garden
Contemporary
\800
Special Admission

Reigen-in 霊源院

京都市東山区小松町594
34.999087, 135.775508
075-531-0986
Small
Dry landscape garden
\800
Special Admission

Rokudo Chinno-ji 六道珍皇寺
☆☆
東山区小松町595
34.998432, 135.775349
075-561-4129
Small
Dry landscape garden
\500
Special Admission

Kiyomizu-dera Jyojyu-in 清水寺成就院
☆☆☆☆☆
東山区清水1-294
34.995999, 135.784625
075-551-1234
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\600
Special Admission
Photo taking is prohibited

Myoho-in 妙法院
☆☆
東山区妙法院前側町447
34.990370, 135.775361
075-561-0467
Small
Water garden
Edo period
\800
Special Admission
Photo taking is prohibited

Chishaku-in 智積院
☆☆☆☆
東山区東大路通り七条下る東瓦町964
34.988904, 135.775457
075-541-5361
Zuio Hakunyo 瑞応泊如
Small
Water garden
Azuchi-momoyama period
\500

Sanjusangen-do 三十三間堂

東山区三十三間堂廻り657
34.987881, 135.771719
075-561-0467
Small
Water garden
\600

Senyu-ji 泉涌寺
☆☆☆
東山区泉涌寺山内町27
34.978132, 135.781351
075-561-1551
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Meiji and Showa period
\500 + \300

Zenno-ji 善能寺
☆☆☆
東山区泉涌寺山内町34
34.978708, 135.779870
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Water garden (now dried up)
Showa period
Gratuity

Raigo-in 来迎院

東山区泉涌寺山内町33
34.979033, 135.780723
075-561-8813
Small
Tea garden
\300

Unryu-in 雲龍院
☆☆
東山区泉涌寺山内町36
34.977161, 135.780129
075-541-3916
Small
Dry landscape garden
\400

Jyoko-in 盛光院
☆☆
東山区本町15-790
34.980290, 135.772430
075-561-9685
Small
Water garden
\500 (including tea and sweet)
Special Admission

Shorin-ji 勝林寺

東山区本町15-795
34.980068, 135.773726
075-561-4311
Small
Tea garden
\600
Special Admission

Reiun-in 霊雲院
☆☆☆☆
東山区本町15-801
34.978336, 135.771620
075-561-4080
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\300

Tofuku-ji Kaizan-do and Fumon-in 東福寺開山堂 普門院
☆☆☆
東山区本町15-778
34.978185, 135.774043
075-561-0087
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Edo and Showa period
\400
Special Admission

Ryugin-an 龍吟庵
☆☆☆
東山区本町15-812
34.977440, 135.774850
075-561-0087
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\500
Special Admission

Tofuku-ji Hojyo 東福寺方丈
☆☆☆☆☆
東山区本町15-778
34.977055, 135.774102
075-561-0087
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\400

Tentoku-in 天得院
☆☆☆
東山区本町15-802
34.976783, 135.772356
075-561-5239
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\1300 (including tea and sweet)
Special Admission

Funda-in芬陀院
☆☆☆
東山区本町15-803
34.976284, 135.772060
075-541-1761
Sesshu and Sigemori Mirei 雪舟 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden
Muromachi and Showa period
\300

Komyo-in 光明院
☆☆☆☆
東山区本町15-809
34.974108, 135.773721
075-561-7317
Sigemori Mirei 重森三玲
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
Gratuity

Yamashina-ku

Kajyu-ji 勧修寺
☆☆
山科区勧修寺仁王堂町27-6
34.961691, 135.807415
075-571-0048
Miyaji-no-Iyamasu 宮道弥益
Medium
Shinden-zukuri garden
Heian period
\400

Fushimi-ku

Anrakujyu-in Toba-rikyu-ato 安楽寿院 鳥羽離宮跡
☆☆
伏見区竹田中内畑町74
34.952420, 135.754226
075-601-4168
Small
Water garden (original)
Heian period
Gratuity
West side of the temple

Jyonan-gu 城南宮
☆☆☆☆
伏見区中島鳥羽離宮町7
34.951084, 135.746548
075-623-0846
Nakane Kinsaku 中根金作
Large
Water garden and dry landscape garden
Showa period
\600
Kyokusui-no-en (a festival of the Heian period) is hold onNovember 3rd

Daigo-ji Sanppo-in 醍醐寺三宝院
☆☆☆☆☆
伏見区醍醐東大路町22
34.952276, 135.819409
075-571-0002
Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Kentei and Gien 豊臣秀吉 賢庭 義演
Small
Water garden
Azuchi-momoyama period
\600
Photo taking is prohibited

Gokonomiya-jinja 御香宮神社
☆☆☆
伏見区御香宮門前町174
34.934460, 135.767489
075-611-0559
Nakane Kinsaku 中根金作
Small
Dry landscape garden
Showa period
\200

Uji-shi

Manpuku-ji 萬福寺
☆☆
宇治市五ヶ庄三番割34
34.914315, 135.806042
0774-32-3900
Small
Dry landscape garden and water garden
\500

Mimuroto-ji 三室戸寺
☆☆☆
宇治市菟道滋賀谷21
34.900477, 135.819197
0774-21-2067
Nakane Kinsaku 中根金作
Medium
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Showa period
\500

Kosho-ji 興聖寺
☆☆☆
宇治市宇治山田27-1
34.890027, 135.813692
0774-21-2040
Small
Dry landscape garden and water garden
Edo period
\300

Byodo-in 平等院
☆☆☆☆
宇治市宇治蓮華116
34.889295, 135.807678
0774-21-2861
Fujiwara-no-Yorimichi 藤原頼道
Medium
Jyodo-shiki garden
Heian period
\600

Kyotanabe-shi

Shuon-an Ikyu-ji 酬恩庵一休寺
☆☆☆
京田辺市薪里ノ内102
34.821020, 135.757554
0774-62-0193
Ishikawa Jyozan, Shokado Shojyo and Sagawada Masatoshi 
石川丈山 松花堂昭乗 佐川田喜六
Small
Dry landscape garden
Edo period
\500

Soraku-gun

Keihanna Commemorative Park Suikei-en けいはんな記念公園水景園
☆☆☆☆☆
相楽郡精華町精華台6-1
34.747752, 135.777946
0774-93-1200
Large
Water garden
Heisei period
\200

Kizugawa-shi

Jyoruri-ji 浄瑠璃寺
木津川市加茂町西小札場40
34.715955, 135.872910
0774-76-2390
Eshin-sojyo and Shonagon-hogen 恵心僧正 少納言法眼
Medium
Jyodo-shiki garden
Heian period 
Free (garden only)
Under constraction when I visited

Gansen-ji 岩船寺
☆☆
木津川市加茂町岩船上ノ門43
34.720275, 135.885837
0774-76-3390
Small
Water garden
\400

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