Stroll the gardens and take in sweeping views of Kyoto from this historic property.
Behind Tenryuji Temple, through a stunning bamboo forest and up the slopes of Mount Ogura is Okochi Sanso, the villa of silent film star, Denjiro Okochi. He was the Errol Flynn (or Toshiro Mifune) of his day, and his property is sprawled across acres — a real luxury in this space-starved country. Roam the hillside gardens, with their small outbuildings and amazing views along the ridges. Or pause over a bowl of whisked green tea and a sweet in the villa’s teahouse.