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[Facility] Garden Museum Hiei

[Hours] 10:00-17:30 (Entry up to 17:00) *Summer opening times 10:00-21:00 (Entry up to 20:00)
[Hols] Operating between 1st Sun of Apr to 1st Sun of Dec (no hols), otherwise on holiday

  • Audio Guidance, Braille
  • Guide Dogs
  • Equipped with Slopes
  • Stairs
  • Universal (Wheelchair Friendly) Toilets
Garden Museum Hiei

Garden Museum Hiei

Located on top of Mount Hiei, this garden museum is renowned for ceramic-tile depictions of famous landscapes by impressionist artists like Monet, Renoir, Gogh as well as the 100,000 flowering plants in some 1500 varieties. Here, not only the plants but also the ceramic artworks can be enjoyed in the naturally lit, fresh outdoors, with a loop walk through the garden museum to enjoy everything, including views of Lake Biwa and Kyoto city. The museum café offers meals that hint at the artists on display. Also, the shop offers various goods and French merchandise.
Guide dogs are allowed and audio guidance is available, so the visually impaired people also can enjoy this museum.
(Month checked: 2011.Nov, )

Location (on top of Mt.Hiei) 4 Shugakuin Shakuragatani Shimeigatake Sakyo-ku,Kyoto, 606-0000
Tel 075-707-7733
Fax 075-703-8522
Homepage http:/
Access Eiden Yase-Hieizan-guchi Stn.: Alight and change to cable car followed by ropeway to reach destination
Charges [Discounts for disabled] Disabled person: Half price, One assistant: Half price
[Charge] Jnr High Sch students and above: ¥1000, 4yr-olds-Elementary Sch Students: ¥500*Normal periods (20 Apr-19 Nov), Jnr High Sch students and above: ¥500, 4yr-olds-Elementary Sch Students: ¥250 *Winter: 20 Nov-1st Sun of Dec
[Group charge] Available * 20 or more students
[Parking]10 buses, 230 cars
[Wheelchair marked parking] 1 space
[Universal toilet]Besides information center (equipped with baby bed)
[Wheelchair friendly toilet] Inside cafe
[Services] First-aid office/ 10 wheelchairs available/Assistance provided by staff/Baby buggy available (charged)/Portable audio guide available (charged)
[Entrance inside facility] Equipped with automatic doors
[Movement] Equipped with slope(s)(however only stairs up to viewing deck)/Passageway is more than 90cm wide

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