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Maruyama Park

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Address: 473 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Sakura is definitely better here than koyo - save for a spring visit

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank Huyaa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The park is open to the public and is very beautiful. Many ponds and stone bridges make it a very special spot.

Thank Daniel N
Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

After a discouraging visit to Yasaka Shrine, I kept walking and found myself in Maruyama Park. A pleasant place in which to stroll around. Visit if you are in Gion, but not worth a special trip, unless it is cherry blossom season

Thank Hanan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

A picture perfect garden in the heart of Kyoto. We headed to this garden towards the end of the day. Perfect way to wind down and see the cranes on the pond. A calm way to end the day.

Thank varun_mukthi

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