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Garyu Sanso (Mountain Villa)臥龍山荘


Historical Monument

This is a mountain villa of 9,930 square meters which commands a view of the picturesque landscape around the Hiji River, the “Garyu depths”, the villa was designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan in 2016. This is the villa which the wealthy merchant, Kouchi Torajiro constructed during the Meiji period to spend his final years; the Sukiya-zukuri style (Japanese traditional architectural style) of the building and the traditional Japanese landscape garden are wonderful. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery at your ease with green tea at “Furoan”. This site gained one star from “Michelin Green Guide Japan” in 2011, attracting attention.


Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 411-2 (Nanyo / UwajimaArea)

phone 0893243759

9:00-17:00 (Bill stop 16:30)

Review of Garyu Sanso

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/08/01 Hidden Japanese home and garden gem
Loved the quietness and history of this old Japanese home and garden.

Lovely walk around the house and garden. Staff were very helpful with imparting their knowledge and keen to answer questions.
Reviewed:2019/06/11 Unassuming Cottage/Gardens leaves the memory of Ozu!
Initially planned to take in Garyu Sanso as the supporting act to the main feature of visiting Ozu, i.e.:Ozu Castle. As much as I enjoyed the truly excellent Castle, it was the unassuming...
Reviewed:2019/05/17 Absolute transquility
A small world ofabsolute tranquility! One can see how people tried to leave wordly vanity and stay in the privacy of their mind. Beautiful garden, full of obscure meaning. Professional and passionate...

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Ehime Pref. Ozushi Ozu 411-2 [ map ]
Nanyo / UwajimaArea
9:00-17:00 (Bill stop 16:30)
open everyday
[Children (Junior High School Students and below)] 220yen
Parking Lot
Available 43 spaces
*Used as Asamoya station in Ozu town
Credit Card
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Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 19, 2020 (Information as of June 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Ehime Areas


          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.