Okochisanso Garden

3 Picturesque Places in Arashiyama, Kyoto That You Should Not Miss

Upon hearing the word “Kyoto (京都),” many people think of temples and shrines as the best sightseeing spots, but that’s not entirely true. There are many other places in this historic area, particularly in Arashiyama (嵐山), that you need to see and visit. Here are three of them! 1. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove The Arashiyama Bamboo…

Experience a Traditional Kyoto Location Away From the Crowd at Okochi Sanso

Denjiro Okochi (1898–1962) was a Japanese period film actor famous for his samurai movies and his war movies that were released during World War Two. On IMDb, he has 131 credits listed and was one of the most famous actors of the era. In Arashiyama (Storm Mountain, Kyoto) you can visit the house where he…

Come Enjoy a Time of Serenity at Okochisano Garden

Okochisano Garden is the former home and garden of famed film actor, Okochi Denjiro, but it was opened up to the public after his death in 1962. The villa is known for its beautiful gardens and an amazing view of the Kyoto area. The various gardens were designed to show off each of the four…