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Maruyama Park, Kyoto
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Explore Maruyama Park, a public park known for its cherry trees. During the first half of April, when the cherry trees come into bloom, the park fills with people admiring the blossoms and photographing the quintessentially Japanese sight. The park's focal point, a weeping cherry tree, has a particularly attractive form, whether in blossom or displaying green leaves. Throughout the year, the park offers a welcome amount of greenery, fragrant flowers, and trees providing shade, making it a particularly popular place to take a pleasant stroll. By using our Kyoto itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Maruyama Park and other attractions in Kyoto.
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  • Through from Yasaka Shrine, can pass through from the Academy of Chion-in. Pond and out stalls at the fair. Or have exercises of local elderly people early in the morning, a taxi driver, and parked the car driver was a break.
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  • This park have the oldest or the biggest Cheery tree in town, Japanese come and celebrate when it bloom in the Spring, it gets little crowded some time, it's close connect with other attractions in th...  more »
  • The pond and teahouse-like dwelling in the background gives is idyllic. Maruyama Park is behind Yasaka Shrine against the Higashiyama mountains (hills). It is a nice mid-point coming from Heian Shrine...  more »
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  • I came during late March of 2016. Just at the onset of the cherry blossom season. Maruyama Park is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto, along with the Philosopher's Walk. During the time I was here, the trees had started blossoming, to a level of maybe 30-40%. It was beautiful. And I could only imagine how much more ethereal if blooms are at a level of 90% up. The park is spacious and feels very comfortable to be in. Came during both day time and night time. Different experiences. In the day time, I could see all the trees and flowers in entirety. But at night, some of the trees are lit by spotlights which made the cherry blossoms appear to float in the dark. So amazing. During the night time, food peddlers dot around the park.So, it is quite festive during the blooming season. Highly recommended.
  • Nice park! The paths don't have a ton of shade. Lots of Pokemon players :) there were some really cool birds and fish around the ponds. We came on a really hot day. It would be a lot nicer in the spring / fall.
  • Nice little park in between Yasuka shrine and Chion-in.
  • Caught a Dratini here. The park itself is really nice too and was a great place to come through on the way to see all the shrines
  • One of the most wonderful parks in Kyoto, the best place for an enchanting walk! Here you have the chance to see a open-air Japanese theatrical show or admire gorgeous Japanese gardening arrangements.