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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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  • This is a very beautiful garden and when we visited we were the only visitors at first. As mentioned the guide book as part of the reasonable entrance fee is glossy and very professional. It had start...  more »
  • Asked to put buildings usually are not exposed in the open. Shinran Takehiko Inoue and Munakata Shiko fusuma screens etc. are seen. At walking distance from the hotel garden. In the season of fun ways with flowers and trees. I think is one of Japan's leading garden, stands on the other side of the garden apartment is a shame, but so beautiful. It is recommended.
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  • Started to color the trees of the garden. The mulberries flowers were in bloom. As a special exhibit, will exhibited Shiko fusuma or Tokugawa Yoshinobu's letter. The tea corner (600 yen). As an admission donation is 600 yen, can get a good guidebook.
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