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Maruyama Park, Kyoto

Categories: Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web
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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  • Many people were enjoying the cherry blossoms. Ended yesterday's Maruyama Park lit up the cherry blossoms are blooming at night so I don't know well, but in the back of the Yasaka Shrine and go farther right and the pond seems so invisible. Close to Yasaka Shrine is a cherry blossom viewing party. From Maruyama Park it's walking down the street, went to the Hill Temple.
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  • After a discouraging visit to Yasaka Shrine, I kept walking and found myself in Maruyama Park. A pleasant place in which to stroll around. Visit if you are in Gion, but not worth a special trip, unles...  read more »
  • Go to day though September is heat exhaustion could be. Not particularly distinctive flowers, water mist and a touch of dead. But foreign to or are reading in the shade of a tree, Kyoto, where tourist rest free of charge must be nice. Because it was dangerous, Maruyama Park is dark in the evening we went to the Yasaka is developed.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Nice park located behind Yasaka shrine. Lots of fun in the evening during cherry blossom season! Walk up through the park, continue uphill for a great sunset view over the city.
  • One of the most wonderful Kyoto's park for hanami (enjoying the beauty of cherry blossoms) in night!
  • I liked walking through this park, however its not too special. Its not a destination in itself, but its worth walking through the area walking between Gion and Chion temple.
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