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Maruyama Park, Kyoto
(4/5 based on 380+ 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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  • The park beside the Chion-in the back of the Yasaka Shrine. In the large park planted with cherry blossoms and the Maple restaurant there too. Watch the autumn season with lots of tourists, and it was crowded! Was a quiet, laid-back place, but it seems many people's cherry blossoms and fall foliage season is a little.
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  • The place was famous for sakura viewing but we have visited this park late last month. There were still many people there enjoying the peaceful environment and taking pictures around the pond with bea...  more »
  • Lunch break really phenomenal, great food and unique atmosphere in this park really dreamy: numerous little restaurants/food truck x light lunch and light before starting to visit Kyoto and its temples.
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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.