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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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  • 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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  • Friends and nokyo has been visited by three people-sho theater, but I guess people because once the doorbell, "their's phone number" and was so terrible is brought out while saying uncle, uncle wrote while grumbling and nokyo-sho When nokyo-SHO of the shrine were too different (is too thin, you rewrite it several times), and black ink with the brush while nokyo-sho who arbitrarily tried and eventually nokyo-sho's friends took cover ink and Indian ink was blurred with ink "and eat!" and said Word apologizing for that. Then nokyo-sho basatsu and throw, then came from where, when, or listening to it. Their visit was that no one in the wrong time zone is too much this... Come be careful because you might end up depending on the time zone
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  • The shrine was in the middle of the Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple run. Many worshippers, so going for the time being. A mysterious shrine in power spit is not of something in particular?
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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
  • 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
  • An excellent place for cherry blossom trees!

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