Near the bamboo forrest you can visit the beautiful houses and Japanese gardens of Ōkōchi Sansō. Ōkōchi Sansō means Okochi Mountain Villa. It is the former home and garden of the Japanese film actor Denjirō Ōkōchi and is located in Arashiyama, Kyoto. The villa is open to the public for an admission fee and is known for its gardens and amazing views of the Kyoto area. Several of the buildings are recorded as cultural properties by the national government.