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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 a shrine famous for cherry blossoms. You can walk from the Kitano Tenman-gu shrine. The cherry trees of many varieties there, seems to continue the season over a month or so.
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  • After the visit to the Golden Loft temple, the recommended way to visit this place, is a well-known cherry victory, you can take a leisurely stroll here, the crowd is not like gold loft temple crowded, advice to arrange a half-day tour near the scene.
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  • It is a very quiet sanctuary, located close to the Golden Pavilion. Without a doubt, is much less ostentatious than the latter, but anyway, it is interesting to visit it. Note that it is a temple very visited by local people. There are almost no tourists.
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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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