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Hirano Shrine, Kyoto

(4.2/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Illuminated cherry blossoms seen friends went looking for so many so well Sakura Chaya stores. It is just go to Kitano plum nightlights bus will take you the walk from there. Anyway and cherry trees in the side, just looking up at the bloom not only cherry blossoms cherry blossoms only in overwhelming. Precinct widely place to eat and drink of the Sakura Chaya cherry season quietly admire the cherry blossoms, which for people becoming the garden location is and cherry trees of various kinds in this or that have been in their full glory. Is your "now Emperor Okami (I'm recommended Wolf) sources like new, dynamic generation of God", "h. degree Okami (kudonoookami) 竈 God, God of peaceful life," "古開 Okami (home of Wolf) peace shook up the evil God", think adorable in "ratio Telecasting Okami (himenoookami) production capacity" 4 God blessings.
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  • Peach cherry blossoms blooming from early March and, by the time of the spring equinox sakigake cherry blossoms are at their best if April cherry blossoms, as well as the rare cherry blossoms, cherry blossom bloom. Within walking distance from the Kitano Tenman-gu shrine. Paid parking space is.
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  • It was the first time went to the shrine while living in Kyoto. Friend flower has gone invited to watch & banquets. Ritsumeikan University went 50-city bus ride from Kyoto station, get off at kinugasakoumae-3 minutes walk. When you get off a bus is the place right away. Crowds can feel closer to the shrine. There were many people taking pictures on the back gate. I was one of them. Cherry also was in full bloom. Paid seating 3,000 yen per person in the shop this day say 'haitsd. cherry blossom viewing party in the banquet brought OK. Seat arrives and not almost see cherry. On this day, unlimited time and borrowed a friend was saying. Bathroom situation cannot be expected. I thought if you enjoying seeing cherry blossom banquet & Comodo from Maruyama Park. Visit, 4/9/2017
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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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