The gardens were built by the Japanese film star, Ohkouchi Denjirou, over a 30 year period. They are located directly above Arashiyama’s bamboo forrest, and they bring tranquility to a very well-known, touristy area. For only 1,000 yen (about $8.75) you can enter the one-way, winding path. Strolling through these special gardens, there is so much beauty to see. Toward the end you can even see the scenic backsides rolling hills or the frontside’s open view of Kyoto!