About the Garyu Sanso Mountain Villa
Garyunofuchi is often called the Little Kyoto of the city of Ozu in Ehime Prefecture, and within this scenic area is the Garyu Sanso Mountain Villa.
The Garyu-in, Furo-an, and Chishi-an on the premises are Sukiya-zukuri style buildings that were built during the Meiji Era (1868–1912) by the trader Torajiro Kouchi. It is also referred to as the Ozu Katsura Imperial Villa. On the premises is a vast garden that takes advantage of the natural landscape to create the classic Japanese "borrowed scenery" garden, and it is so beautiful that the famous Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa is quoted as having said "It’s just as beautiful as the real Katsura Imperial Villa. Even if I were to go into debt I want to own it."
In 2011 this site was listed as a 1-star site in the Michelin Green Guide Japon.
From April until October on Sundays and holidays a tea ceremony demonstration is carried out within the premises. (From 10:00 to 16:00. Entrance fee for 1 person is 400 yen.)
From JR Ozu Station (大洲駅) it is a 5 minute ride via taxi.
Image Gallery: Garyu Sanso Mountain Villa
Description: Garyu Sanso Mountain Villa
|Sights||Garyu Sanso Mountain Villa (臥龍山荘)|
411-2 Ōzu Ōzu-shi, Ehime-ken 795-0012
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 0893-24-3759|
|Admission Fee||Pay admission: 500yen|
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|Recommended target||Adult (ages 20+)|
Map: Garyu Sanso Mountain Villa