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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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  • It is still cherry say the shrine. Various kinds of cherry blossoms are a mass of fine. Stand out, is buzzing, but lonely deserted shrine in December.
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  • Hirano shrine is Heian-Kyo due to capital heijo-Kyo imaki Okami (imakiookami), h. degree Okami (kudoookami) and 古開 Okami (home perforated Wolf) begins on relocation and shrine. Foundation "0/794 (794)". Is a Shinto shrine has a history, a large site. It is famous for its cherry blossoms.
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  • There are many 櫻 flowers near this shrine, is a good place for a motionless 賞 櫻. 櫻 spent to leave when there are many tables in the old bian to mass 賞 櫻, same time there are a lot of shops. Can food bian bian 賞 flowers, the group said was a real stadium not wrong all these.
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  • Pretty shrine we stumbled upon when we roamed the streets during the cherry blossom festival. It was a very peaceful spot to chill and snap some photos
  • This is a great shrine!
  • 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.
  • Quiet place with Natural Garden. Cherry trees lilies and orange tree. Nice
  • The most beautiful Cherry Blossom's spot I've seem in Kyoto up to now. I strong recommend this fabulous place

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