Outside the city
- Art & Culture
A 10,000-㎡ villa overlooking the deep water of Garyū-buchi located at a remarkably picturesque bend in the Hiji-kawa River flowing through the city of Ōzu, which is known as the “Little Kyōto of Iyo.” Commissioned by a wealthy merchant of the late 19th-century Meiji period, the villa was completed in 1907 after ten years of planning and four years of construction by master craftsmen from Kyōto and Kōbe. Three structures make up the villa, named the Garyū-in, Furō-an, and Chishi-an, all of which integrate the elegant beauty of traditional Japanese building techniques. The shakkei (“borrowed scenery”) garden style incorporates natural features such as views of the surrounding mountains and river to present refined looks of harmony between natural and manmade features that evolve with the progression of the four seasons. The location was also designated as a National Important Cultural Property in July 2016 and a National Place of Scenic Beauty in October 2021.
- 411-2 Ōzu, Ōzu City
- How to Get There
- About a 25 minute walk from JR Iyo Ozu Station
- Open time
- 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last entry 4:30 p.m.)
- Open year-round
- Adult: ¥550, Child: ¥220
- Accessible by public transportation
- Parking available
- Wi-Fi available
- Who are you traveling with?
- Recommended seasons
- Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
- Web Site
- This information is correct as of 8/2021. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.