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Shosei-en Garden, Kyoto
(4.7/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Quiet and peaceful despite its city-center location, Shosei-en Garden provides a photogenic oasis of tranquility featuring an attractive lake, trees, and flowers. Dating back to the 9th century, but with its present layout designed in 1641, the garden's meandering paths take you to a number former tea houses set in different areas. The well-kept garden features a pond brimming with carp and green turtles, while blue herons nest in tree branches overhead. Not far from the Buddhist Higashi Honganji Temple to which it belongs, the garden sits only 10 minutes by foot from Kyoto's central train station. A visit to Shosei-en Garden represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kyoto trip itinerary maker to plot your vacation.
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  • We have loved located throughout the city, quiet, and slowly walking around the garden. Some people less compared to other places.
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  • Wanted maiko makeover experience, went with that option and walking trails. Want to take admission in the garden of the Higashi hongan-ji Temple's crowded up there, but I do the same in the Japanese garden to take a picture here and there! In the photo appears, where the leaves at least, pretty was aflame. Feel and short time of cherry blossoms, summer, autumn of the year shooting and is short term and plans to go to-and I felt. Sunny and trees around the pond or empty color brilliantly is seems to be showing reflected on the surface of the water. And this day is no longer cloudy. Sky and trees, however, were a little dark color. It is a different mood comes in a kimono, Kyoto magic. Since maiko makeover shop was very good, so you want to write review but... still no establishment registration applied for would also wanted to write at a later date.
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  • Higashi honganji Temple of the enclave precincts that I visited, was surprised. Did not know until now, yet in the garden while foreigners are many. It will probably in Japan introduction of foreign books this garden as a Japan-style garden "to visit tourist destinations" has become. Large buildings were built on the other side of the pond, is a turnoff. Well, in the garden of the Tokyo 6 so as not help? From building residents who own et's would be lucky as a garden. Cherry blossoms in spring and autumn foliage is, of course, but winter snow scene is so exceptional taste.
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