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Hirano Shrine, Kyoto

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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. Plan to visit Hirano Shrine during your Kyoto vacation using our convenient Kyoto online driving holiday planner .
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  • If you come in and cut completely distracted by cherry blossom in the faint hope I visited in mid-April, but the highlight had nothing else, so is the time of cherry blossoms.
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  • Good to go! Come tour bus groups also could have been a terrible crowd. Not that alone, bloom and plant varieties of cherry trees. Is satisfied. Next to the gardens of the shrine's Party OK, drinkers lined with stalls. It is a very good place.
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  • Variety of cherry tree is often a famous cherry blossom viewing. From the early double, long you can enjoy cherry, period.
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  • The Sakura here is spectacular!!! A must-go spot in the Sakura season. Recommend to everyone who wants to enjoy nice view of Sakura and tgt with diverse choices of food;)
  • Here in late March 2018... completely enveloped in white & pink blossoms !!! Absolutely magical !
  • Within walking distance from Kinkakuji but its surprisingly peaceful.
  • Excellent place to watch sakura in Kyoto, many oldest sakura tree
  • Beautiful place to see the locals enjoying the cherry blossoms
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