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Garden Guide

At Murin-an, we have prepared several styles of guided tours to help make your time in the garden even more special.

Guided Tour by a Garden Concierge

Guided Tour by a Garden Guide

Enjoy an in-depth tour from a trained garden guide of the garden’s scenic points, history, and more.

Duration: approx. 60 mins.

11,000 yen *22,000 yen for English translation
Tours of up to 10 people are available. Consultation required for parties exceeding 10 people.
Please download a tour request form and submit it by fax, email or directly at Murin-an’s reception window.
*Entry fee charged separately
*Reservation required at least 10 days in advance.
*For confirmed reservations, a cancelation fee shall be assesed of 20% after 3 days before the reservation and 90% after the day before the reservation date.

Applications for Guided Tour by a Garden Guide

Special Tour by a Garden Craftsman

Gardener Guided Tour

Enjoy an authentic tour from Murin-an’s head gardener.
Tours of up to 10 people are available. Consultation required for parties exceeding 10 people.
(includes an additional garden staff member)

Duration: approx. 60 mins.

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 10AM-4PM (last tour starts at 3PM). Please request a one-hour time slot.
55,000 yen /incl. English translation
*Entry fee charged separately
*Reservation required at least three weeks in advance.
*For confirmed reservations, a cancelation fee shall be assesed of 20% after 3 days before the reservation and 90% after the day before the reservation date.

Applicatons for Gardener Guided Tour

Murin-an Miniature Moss Gardening

Moss Garden Creation with a Garden Guide

“Learn from a garden guide about the spatial composition of Murin-an, a modern Japanese garden masterpiece. How is its “”borrowed scenery”” created? How does the garden make use of its topography’s slope? What makes its water stream feel so vivid? Get the answers to these and other questions on a guided tour of Murin-an’s garden.

Then, challenge yourself to create your own “”mini Murin-an”” using the same moss species that grow in Murin-an’s garden. Choose one of four areas that condense the garden’s main elements and recreate the garden as though you were its creator.

After you’re done, you can use the moss from your garden to make your own mossarium to take home with you.

At the end of your tour, enjoy some matcha green tea and Japanese sweets as you gaze at the beautiful garden and your beautiful mossarium!

After this tour, you will be able to discuss Japanese gardens with others. And you’ll be able to appreciate other Japanese gardens more deeply too!”

Duration: approx. 90 mins.

Basic fee: 22,000 yen for instruction in English
Per-person fee: 3,500 yen/person
*Cost of matcha tea is included in the admission fee.
*Reservation required 10 days in advance.
*Please download a tour request form and submit it by fax, email or directly at the reception at Murin-an.

Applications for Moss Garden Creation with a Garden Guide