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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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  • Shosei-en Garden is located 10 minutes north of Kyoto. A lot of people came and go. I'm most people watching the cherry blossoms. Now, it is in full bloom. A lot of cherry blossoms near floral Pavilion area. Also, other flowers are in bloom. In blossom blurred flower, azalea, pieris, spiraea thunbergii. Being overwhelmed by the cherry blossoms is difficult with care, but please please watch out.
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  • 這是到京都後賞櫻的首站,離京都駛走路10分鍾,庭園有漂亮的櫻,松,茶花,小橋流水庭園,$300人園費,還有精美介紹手冊。只到5點就關園,人不太多,所以很好逛,很推薦這裡。  more »
  • On the East side of the Higashi honganji Temple in a garden. Garden of the Heian Era source reproduces the Tohoku sea salt was in this area. Improvement have been made several years ago (at that time is not kept), I have become very beautiful. And staff that is quite popular.
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