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Hirano Shrine, Kyoto

(4.2/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
With a rare architectural style and over 400 cherry trees from 60 breeds, Hirano Shrine tops the list of Kyoto’s favorite flower-viewing spots. Established in 794 CE and long associated with the royal family, the shrine is today famous for its magnificent cherry trees. As you wander around this popular spot, you can watch locals enjoying their "hanami," or flower-viewing parties. Lanterns scattered around the gorgeous gardens provide a spectacular sight during the blossoming season, particularly at night. You can also buy good luck charms and touch a majestic 400-year-old camphor tree. Make Hirano Shrine part of your personalized Kyoto itinerary using our Kyoto vacation trip planner.
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  • It is next to the Kitano Tenman-gu shrine. It is indeed one of the 22 companies. It is a very beautiful shrine. I would go to the cherry blossom season once again.
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  • The old shrine in the Heian capital was is a company in the expression. God was enshrined in the heijo-Kyo goes along with the transfer of the capital give the Lord on 4 pillars shrine is called the plain concrete 4 / 2 building was designated rare is. Many varieties of cherry trees planted within and in bloom October cherry and that was the end of January, had a small blossom. Long period of cherry blossoms bloom one after another from the March is enjoyed. Shrine arrives a little too 4:30, and tidying the Office could ask you where you were, the stamp on the. Then the exploring the environment slowly, touching the sacred big tree was sharing power. Next time I visit about cherry blossom season.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine located near Kitano Tenman-gu shrine, facing the nishioji Street. There were a lot of cherry large Torii Gates line and into the environment, clean, wonderful. DW is in the architectural style of plain concrete, and lined up four buildings.
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  • The shrine itself is nice to visit with nice structure made of Kasuga style. Best to vist early in the morning for cherry blossom viewing. It was too crowded and noisy in cherry blossom season and a man who works here was nasty and very rude. if you try to stick aroundafter closing time he gets very angry so be careful not to ruin your day.
  • The most beautiful Cherry Blossom's spot I've seem in Kyoto up to now. I strong recommend this fabulous place
  • An excellent place for cherry blossom trees!
  • One of the best choices for cherry blossom season
  • Kansai, nay is a showplace of cherry blossoms that represent Japan. From early March until the beginning of May to the cherry blossoms, is not very big and planted cherry trees over 60 over 400 books. Flowering period of cherry blossoms are lit and colored the ghostly atmosphere surrounded by Pink is. To blossom while drinking alcohol at night and hirarihirari is nice to see the cherry trees to various types drinking I and for views of one fun do I.
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