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Shosei-en Garden, Kyoto

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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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  • In addition to the invasive snow bridge construction, mark, pond dredging (dredge unwanted sediment dredging = bottom) also lower the water level of the pond. 7/18/2017-until the end of October. And the announcement it was. It is still green much and want you to visit gardens. If you pay more than 500 yen admission fee could shosei-en Guide. It is a good book. Near 5 minutes on foot from Higashi honganji Temple. To stroll away from Higashi and her family while, heading towards the train station it is recommended.
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  • Live in many places to see, even if we're apart from some long-term Kyoto, would have distracted. It is something gratuitous if you walk through the temple and shrine there, if some tourists wandering around no matter what, ", see it's wrong or? ', And comes to be worried and panicked, to check on the Internet and guidebooks, and usually well wonder what information is available. Though. From Kyoto station, from here the Higashi honganji Temple, of course (Higashi honganji Temple of Villa is the shosei-en Garden), is a short walk to the Kyoto Tower, one spot station I want to but I think not. Admission under the guise of garden maintenance donation pay 500 yen, and 26 pages of beautiful full-color brochure, you will enjoy. Your garden is that if you look at this famous Rai Sanyo, Shigeru Yoshida, Helen Keller visited, your garden beautifully arranged ponds and creeks, rambling garden with pond, on tour, and I walked here statesmen of Tsar Nicholas II and the Meiji era though it was especially inspiring. Have received pamphlets, tracts still garden entire image become illustrated map and lots of detailed descriptions, in the garden, "buro" inventive"" shosei-en 10 Sankei and begun building ' is not walking and seeing. The lanterns are a lot of funny shaped tea house and Temple, venerable and waterfalls and stone walls do there here and there, it is likely also find. However, funny-shaped building for the preservation or isn't our Otani sect followers or up, to see this.
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  • Non Bill walking from JR Kyoto train station, about 15 minutes. It is recommended when you enjoy the quiet garden, but not good access to other tourist destinations, from Karasuma-Kawara-machi Street along the non Bill and enjoy a walk.
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