【Information】Seasonal tea sweets Day

【Seasonal tea sweets Day】
Murin-an has been welcoming you with seasonal decoration that represent the “24 Sekki”, 24 terms used to denote the changing of the season within the year. July 22nd will be representing the day of “Taisho(大暑)”, it literally means “major heat”, the hottest time of the year.
 The special confectionery with tea is limited to 40 sets/day.
 Date: July 22nd, Saturday
 Fee: 1000yen (+Entrance fee. No reservation required)
 *only 40 sets/day, first-come first-serverd
 Tel・Fax 075-771-3909 http://murin-an.jp/

【information】Join a Japanese tea ceremony inside the unique tea house of Murin-an garden.

Koji Chiba, both graduate of the Urasenke school of tea ceremony and apprentice at Ueyakato Landscape, is going to prepare fresh tea to be enjoyed with the view and sound of the garden and its refreshing little stream.


1 Information

2017.Aug.5 (Sat.) ”Stream”

Time: 10:00 (approx. 60min)

Fee: 3,000Yen (+Admission fee )

Place: Tea house, Murin-an garden

Seats: 6 (Reservation required)

Tea Assistant: Soukou Chiba
(Koji Chiba, Ueyakato Landscape)


2. Booking& Details

Murin-an Administrative office 

31 Nanzenji Kusakawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8437

TEL & FAX: +81-75-771-3909 (8:30 a.m.~4:30 p.m.)

【Summer Morning Event】Enjoy your Kyoto morning in a beautiful summer garden

July 1 – Aug 31   

Start a fresh new day inside the green oases of Kyoto, welcome to our ‘Summer Morning Walk’ at Murin-an garden.
Stroll through a traditional Japanese garden and get charged for your Kyoto holiday.
Come by early and you will be rewarded with an unforgettable view of the garden in its full morning glow.
The early birds will be receiving our special garden quiz, your chance to win original Murin-an items!  

7:30am – 8:30am
410yen (entrance fee only)

【Information】Seasonal tea sweets with Special Japanese decoration

Murinan has been welcoming you with seasonal decoration that represents beauty of each season of Japan. 3rd of June is the day of “Boshu”, it means planting season. according to “24 Sekki” (24 terms used to denote the changing of the seasons). On 3rd of June, we welcome you with special Japanese confectionary with tea and room decoration specialized for the day of Boshu. Please be noted that the special confectionary with tea is limited and will be service on first-come first-served basis.

Date: June 3rd, Saturday  

Fee:   1000 yen  (It is not  included the entrance fee.  Reservation  is not necessary)

Tel・Fax 075-771-3909 http://murin-an.jp/

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.