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Hirano Shrine平野神社, Kyoto

(4.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
With a rare architectural style and over 400 cherry trees from 60 breeds, Hirano Shrine平野神社 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平野神社 part of your personalized Kyoto itinerary using our Kyoto vacation trip planner.
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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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  • I was lucky enough to stay about 150m away from this Shrine and was able to visit a number of times. Very quiet and frequented only by local Japanese it was quite lovely. There is huge tree in the gro...  more »
  • In other prefectures and similar cherry holds a flower in the middle of winter, but others ' tireless cherry "and had been said. Shrine here is this "October cherry blossom" and are named. There was little flowers swaying in the wind, as well as the cherry blossoms of spring will be in full bloom in unison here October cherry blossoms and indescribably elegant.
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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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