This garden is not as well known as some of the other Kyoto sites, so it was not crowded. It was nice in winter, but I can imagine the Japanese maple trees in autumn and the cherry blossoms in spring. The entry fee is 500 yen and visitors are given a nice color booklet.
Rinchi-tei Reception Hall
Tekisui-ken Reception Hall
Kame-no-ko no ido (Tortise Shell Well)
This is a great place to visit and is within walking distance of Kyoto Station.