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Garden Museum Hiei (ガーデンミュージアム比叡)

A garden and museum located at the summit of Mt. Hiei. Visitors can enjoy looking at ceramic tiles imprinted with images created by French Impressionist painters like Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir as well as a garden themed after the same comprised of some 1,500 varieties and 10,0000 individual examples of flowering plants. The location also offers a panoramic view of Lake Biwa, Osaka Bay, and the city of Kyoto. There is also a café and shop on the garden grounds; the shop sells museum goods, gardening items, French knickknacks, and herbal aroma products.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shugakuinshakuragatanishimegadake 4 (Mount Hiei) (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757077733

10:00-17:30 (Last entry 17:00)
* Depends on the time of year

Review of Garden Museum Hiei

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/15 A sad sad place in November
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...
Reviewed:2019/06/17 Most beautiful garden - a must visit
I believe this garden should be number 1 attraction of Kyoto. Its so beautiful that words can not describe it. Whats really amazing about this fabulous garden that has locations based on famous...
Reviewed:2016/08/21 A stunningly beautiful place on top of a mountain.
This is hands down one of the best garden museums that Ive 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...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shugakuinshakuragatanishimegadake 4 (Mount Hiei) [map]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
10:00-17:30 (Last entry 17:00)
* Depends on the time of year
Early Dec.-Next year Mid-Apr.
[Admission fee]
[Junior high school students and older] 1,200yen
[Elementary School Students] 600yen
* Depends on the time of year
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, Diners Club)
Others (only for designated outdoor locations)
Available(kyoto wi-fi)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Temporary suspension of business:Closed until 17th July 2020 (Information as of 6th July 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (partial)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (not inside buildings such as cafes and shops)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.