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Access & Fee

Murin-an visit reservation

In the interests of maintaining Murin-an and keeping it open to the public long into the future, visits to Murin-an will be by advance reservation and on an hourly basis.
Please use the link below to make reservations for your preferred time.

Reservation form

What to know

Reservation times:

〇Between 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, visitors shall be limited to 15 people at a time.
・Entry times will be once every hour, with no rotation of visitors from one entry time to another.
・At crowded times, entry for those without reservations will be limited. Therefore, those wanting to make sure they can enter Murin-an are asked to continue making reservations for specific times on the reservation website.
〇Please understand that entry will not be permitted after your reservation time.
〇Payments shall be made in advance and a 100% cancelation fee shall be charged for cancelations.
〇We shall accept reservations up to 30 days before your requested visit date.
〇Internet reservations are subject to approval, procedures for which must be made by 4:00 PM of the previous day.
〇Only one menu may be selected for a single reservation. Selecting more than one menu for reservations at a single time requires making separate reservations for each menu.
〇Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about group visits.

Entry fee:

〇Based upon Kyoto City’s revision to the Ordinance on Murin-an and Other Areas (promulgated March 2022), Murin-an will introduce a special entry fee for high visitor volume days starting on April 1, 2023.
Entry fees can be confirmed on the reservation form above.
〇We have a ticket book (“four-seasons ticket”) available for which entry fees remain flat throughout the year.

Visiting Murin-an in groups:

〇In case of reservations for groups of 10 visitors or more, payment is required by 30 days prior to your visit date.
Please understand that your reservation may be canceled if we are unable to confirm payment by the due date.
〇A 100% cancelation fee shall apply to any cancelations made within 30 days of your visit date.
〇If you have any questions about group visits, please feel free to contact us here.

Notice:

〇On the first and third Wednesdays of the month, we hold a wild bird mini-lecture (approx. 5 min.) after the regular 10-minute explanation of the garden.
〇 The 28th of every month is ”Garden Day” (a pun on the Japanese word for “garden” (niwa), which can also be read “2-8”).
On this day, entry is free for all visitors 35 years old or younger. Please present your ID at the reception window.

Things to be aware of when visiting:

〇 Your reservation is for entry into Murin-an’s garden, the first floor of the main house, and the Western-style building.
Please understand that a separate fee is required for use of the teahouse and the main house’s second floor.
For use of these facilities, please make a reservation here.

Opening times are unchanged from the below

Hours

April-September 9:00AM-6:00PM
October-March 9:00AM-5:00PM

*Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time.

Closed

December 29-31
*Open starting New Year’s Day.

Admission

In the interests of maintaining Murin-an and keeping it open to the public long into the future, and based upon Kyoto City’s revision to the Ordinance on Murin-an and Other Areas (promulgated March 2022), Murin-an will introduce the following entry fee system which changes according to the time of year. We request your understanding with respect to this new measure.

600 yen
*But 900 yen during April 1-9, 24-30, May 1-31, Sept. 24-30, Oct. 15-21, Nov. 1-5, Dec. 1-3 and
1,100 yen during Nov. 6-26.

A Ticket to Enjoying Murin-an’s Changes (“The Four Seasons Ticket”)
Starting on April 1, 2023, Murin-an will be selling a four seasons ticket that offers visitors great value.
It’s a ticket that lets you enjoy Murin-an as it changes from season to season and through different times of the day even more freely than before!
It also makes for the perfect gift.
Let this garden be your garden. And also a gift for someone special.

This ticket is being sold at Murin-an’s reception window. Be sure to try it out!

Validity period: One year from first use
Price: 2,400 yen
Points for attention:
・ Ticket can only be used once a day.
・ Ticket is usable four times while valid.
・ Validity period is one year from first use. Final expiry is March 31, 2027.
・ Tickets cannot be used with other discounts.
・ Ticket cannot be exchanged for money or returned.
・ Ticket cannot be reissued if lost. A new ticket must be purchased.

Exempted (free)

Kyoto citizens over the age of 70
*Please present a valid ID with age and address (eg: driver’s license or senior transit pass).

Kyoto citizens over the age of 70 with long-term care insurance (LTC or LTCI) and 1 caretaker
*Please present a valid certificate or ID card.

Special healthcare certificate holder (eg: physical and/or mental disabilities, rehabilitation, wounded soldier, radiation victim) and 1 caretaker.
*Please present a valid certificate or ID card.

Students of a Kyoto elementary school or Jr. high school or Kyoto citizen attending another elementary or Jr. high school
*Please present a valid certificate or ID card.

Infants under elementary school age

Discounts

100 yen off discount with a Kyoto City Subway One-day Pass
*For more information, please visit the Kyoto City Transportation Bureau.

100 yen discount with a Kyoto School Excursion 1-day ticket or a Kyoto School Excursion Passport
*For more information, please view the Kyoto School Excursion website.

100 yen off disxount with a student of a university or college that is enrolled in the Kyoto City Campus Culture Partners System (Japanese only)

This partnership is under the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto, which is designed to provide students with the opportunity to study Japanese culture and history. Please show your membership card or student ID.

*Valid for students enrolled in a university that belongs to the Consortium of Universities in Kyoto.

Murin-an Café

Murin-an Café
9:00AM-4:40PM
Café is open in the main Japanese house.
About Murin-an Café

Address

MURIN-AN Management Office

31 Nanzenji Kusakawa-cho, Sakyo-ku,
Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8437
TEL +81-75-771-3909

Access

City Bus (Kyoto Transportation Bureau)

Kyoto Okazaki Loop bus: Get off at “Nanzenji, Biwako Canal Memorial Hall, Kyoto City Zoo Higashimon-mae” then walk 1 minute.
Via other City Bus: Get off at “Jingumichi” or “Okazaki Koen Bijutsukan Heian Jingu-mae)” (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art) then walk 9~10 minutes.

Train (Kyoto City Tozai Subway Line)

Take the Kyoto City Tozai Subway Line and get off at Keage Station (T09), then walk 7 minutes.

Please visit the Kyoto Transportation Bureau homepage for timetables.

Taxi

From Kyoto Station approximately 20 minutes.
Please note that Murin-an does not have a parking lot. Due to heavy traffic during tourism seasons, public transportation and taxi are recommended.

Photography and Filming that Requires an Advance Application

1. Filming Murin-an requires an advance application and a fee.

2. The following photography requires an advance application and a fee.
・Any shooting that focuses on people or objects (articles brought with you).
・Any shooting that uses tripods, unipods, or selfie sticks
・Any shooting that interrupts other guests’ view of the garden or their movement within it.

3. In the case of photography and filming shoots conducted without an advance application, 30,000 JPY (100,000 JPY for pre-wedding photography) will be collected on the spot.

To provide direction, photo or filming shoots applied for shall be accompanied by a staff member, so please follow the staff member’s instructions.

Service provided for photography and/or filming applications

We hope you will enjoy a leisurely visit to Murin-an, a Japanese garden that belongs to everyone.

Exclusive rental use of the main building and tea house

Applications for media coverage or photography, filming

Contact & Inquiries

MURIN-AN Management Office
31 Kusakawa-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8437
TEL & FAX: 075-771-3909

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