Fresh Greenery Illumination 2017

Fresh Greenery Illumination 2017 takes place.

No reservation needed. You will be able to feel the breath of the garden up close by taking a stroll in the garden at night for the first time. The usually charged fee for guided tour is wavered this time.

Please enjoy the brightly fresh new greenery at the exquisite Japanese garden on the evening in the beginning of summer.


Date : Friday April 28 – Sunday May 7, 2017

Time : 18:30 – 21:00 (last entrance 20:30)

Reservations : No required

Admission Fee: 600 yen per person

* 100 yen discount with daytime admission ticket (applied only once)

* additional 400 yen charge for special viewing from the second floor

Age restriction: Preschool children and younger needed to be accompanied with adult

Guided tour : 19:00-, 20:00- (15 minutes each)

Organizer : Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd (Designated management)

Lighting supervisor : LEM Co., Ltd.

Sponsor : The city of Kyoto

Contact : Murin-an Administrative Office  Tel : 075-771-3909

Please download the brochure from here.





Murin-an Mini Library Space

Murin-an Library and Resources

The Murin-an Library space is now available on the 1st-floor of the Main Building (omoya). 

Visitors can enjoy reading or looking over the various Japanese books about gardens, resource materials related to Aritomo Yamagata, and Kyoto culture in this quiet corner of Murin-an.

Enjoy a tranquil time from this room that looks out to the tsuboniwa (small courtyard garden) made of square-stem bamboo.

We look forwards to your visit to Murin-an.

News Use of Cellphones at Murin-an

Today, a smart phone game “Pokemon GO” was released throughout Japan.

In regards to Murin-an, please be considerate of other guests who are enjoying the scenery of the garden and tranquil atmosphere. Please refrain from causing discomfort or troubling other guests, such as using blocking the path while using your smart phone. Please do not enter restricted areas.

You can check Kyoto City’s approach towards issues regarding this game from the following link (Japanese only).


Murin-an Designed Original Hand Towels


murin-an-hand-towelMurin-an original hand towels are now on sale and can be purchased from the front reception.

They are handy for walks and a great travel gift (usable as a bandanna, table runner, towel, etc).

Cost: 600 yen (each)

[Limited Time] Giving away handheld fans during our early hours.

Murin-an will be extending the operating hours from 7:30 a.m. in the morning to 7:00 p.m. in the evening between July 1 (Friday) to August 31 (Wednesday), 2016.

During this period, we will be giving away an original Murin-an handheld fan to visitors who enter the garden between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the morning.

The handheld fan is a perfect size to take around with you during your travels in the upcoming hot season.

We hope you will enjoy a special morning and stroll at this Nanzen-ji villa and garden that is designated place of scenic beauty.



Designated management and operation of Murin-an will be conducted by Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd.

On April 1, 2016 Murin-an, a designated place of scenic beauty will be managed and operated by Ueyakato Landscape Co., Ltd. (植彌加藤造園 株式会社), under the implementation of the Kyoto City designated management system. Our company has been fostering and managing this wonderful garden in Murin-an for many years. Now we will be fully managing and operating the site, we will continue to work hard to create a beautiful garden scenery, provide new services and events, as well as promoting the appreciation for the depth of this aesthetic garden design that will be cherished by the community.
We look forward to your visitation!

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