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Maruyama Park

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Address: 473 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Probably a beautiful park during quiet times

We visited at the start of the new year and found the park packed with people and vendors. Unfortunately there is a dearth of trash cans and many left their rubbish everywhere... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited at the start of the new year and found the park packed with people and vendors. Unfortunately there is a dearth of trash cans and many left their rubbish everywhere. Otherwise, the park has the potential of being a beautiful place that has a beautiful koi pond and bridge.

Thank loveDCA
New York, NY
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked though here in the late afternoon and evening because it was close to our hotel. It was a nice experience and seemed to have a few more locals instead of just tourists like many other places in the area. Saw lots of pretty landscapes and trees in the fall.

Thank Natek3232
Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Complete with the meandering stream, ponds, arched bridges and pagodas, the park epitomizes the Japanese gardens. A flute player in traditional Japanese outfit was playing Japanese music, adding to the ambience. Nice place to relax on you walk in the Higashiyama area.

Thank PreetiPabreja
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

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 beautiful momiji at the background. Visitors are recommended to visit Gion as well after completing their trips here.

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Trudged to this place from Kiyomizudera Temple . . Good place for photo shot especially in autumn, and its free.

Thank Huyaa
Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I was just here on 14 nov for a wedding proposal photoshoot. The location is extremely easy to find and the scenery is worth your time. Do pop by as a couple if not with family is ok :)

Thank Johnathan Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

In spring the park is packed with hanami revelers and the mood is vibrant. Now in autumn on a weekday afternoon it was not that crowded. The glorious weeping cherry still had leaves, but it looked nothing like it does in its springtime glory, overflowing with blossoms. Unfortunately, the ancient tree did not look in the best of health. Several... More 

1 Thank hfot2
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This park have the oldest or the biggest Cheery tree in town, Japanese come and celebrate when it bloom in the Spring, it gets little crowded some time, it's close connect with other attractions in the area, you probably will walk through it going from Temple to Temple.

Thank hkvisitor1997
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The pond and teahouse-like dwelling in the background gives is idyllic. Maruyama Park is behind Yasaka Shrine against the Higashiyama mountains (hills). It is a nice mid-point coming from Heian Shrine to the North or Kyomizudera to the South. Beautiful cherry trees adorn the Park including a majestic weeping cherry tree and Kyoto icon, sadly living its last years so... More 

1 Thank warren D
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Maruyama and the surrounding area hosts some of the most spectacular historical buildings in Kyoto. Take a stroll and check out the many shrines and temples in the park and then head south through the backstreets to Kiyomizu-dera. You'll pass by a bunch great religious buildings and shops selling tourist rubbish and beautiful (but expensive) art and crafts. Both of... More 

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