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Rakushisha

20 Sagaogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8391, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-881-1953
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Very tranquil when there are few visitors

A small attraction, and one of the cheaper attractions in Arashiyama. The house of a poet as others... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
waffler_au
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Melbourne, Australia
House of the Japanese poet

We have visited this spot by late November and found many visitors clustered here taking photos and... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2016
YTCHENG
,
Hong Kong, China
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20 Sagaogurayama Hinomyojincho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8391, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A small attraction, and one of the cheaper attractions in Arashiyama. The house of a poet as others have mentioned, and literally, "falling persimmon house". I didn't see any persimmons though, fallen or otherwise. We came just after a rainstorm and were the only visitors...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have visited this spot by late November and found many visitors clustered here taking photos and listening to the local stories from the guides outside the house. The small house belonged to a famous poet, Kyorai Mukai with a small garden next to it....More

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 2 June 2016

House of a famous poet, Kyorai Mukai. Very silent and elegant, worth visitng to feel something. Coming from Johjyakukouji you need to turn right after big rice field otherwise you will reach Nisonin as I did as there is only a tiny plate showing the...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

I visited this cottage because it is the oldest (late 1600s) clay wall, thatched roof residences I’ve heard of, and I like dwellings of such traditional, rustic character. The home was that of Mukai Kyorai (向井去来), one of the 10 disciples of Matsuo Basho. Basho...More

Thank ART196
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Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
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Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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