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Garyū Sansō

  • Garyū Sansō
  • Garyū Sansō
  • Garyū Sansō
  • Garyū Sansō


    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.

    Basic information

    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
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    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.
    About the o-teicha informal tea service:
    Held starting at 9:30 a.m. weekly on Sundays in April
    ¥1,100 per serving
    Limited to the first 20 guests who arrive
    Tea service ends when confections run out

    O-teicha tea service only has changed from May to April.

    About parking:
    As there are few parking options to be found near Garyū Sansō, we recommend parking at one of the lots at the following locations: the Ōzu Machi-no-Eki Asamoya community market, the No. 2 Sightseeing parking lot, or the Ōzu City Hall multi-level parking facilities.

    Detailed information

    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 3/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.