Shugakuin RikyuBuilt for the retired Emperor Gomizuno ,1596-1680, this site is home to three gardens; the Shimo-ochaya Garden at the Omoteso Mon Gate with its Jugetsukan House and an excursion landscape garden, Naka-ochaya Garden, host to a splendidly decorated room known as Kasumitana while the huge Kami-ochaya Garden has Yokuryu Pond at its center. The view from the teahouse known as Rinuntei is superb. Tours require approval from the Kyoto office of the Imperial Household Agency.


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