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  • Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Kyoutogyoen 3
    A 65 hectare garden surrounding Kyoto Gosho and Sento Gosho (Imperial Palaces) which can be freely visited at any time. Before the capital was moved to Tokyo, the area was filled with mansions for imperial household members and court nobles, but after the move, these were demolished and the area was refurbished as grounds for the palace. Later, it was opened up as a public garden. Home to such historic sites as, of course, the palace, Kujo Pond, and the Shu Sui Tei (Tea-ceremony House), the garden is also filled with trees, small rivers, and an abundance of natural beauty. There are tennis courts, sports grounds, and other exercise facilities, and people of all ages can come here to relax and refresh themselves.

    Kyoto had Imperial Palace until 1868 when Emperor and capital moved to Tokyo. Palace is surround by Kyoto Imperial Park aka Kyōto Gyoen. Area contains several attractions in addition to the Imperial...

  • Kyoto Prefectual Yamashiro Sports Park (Taiyogaoka Stadium)
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    Kyoto Ujishi Hironochou Hachikenyadani 1
    This park is known by the nickname Taiyogaoka (Hill of Sunshine). It is a popular park among people bringing their families as it equipped with a pool, tennis court, baseball field, play and adventure forests, as well as a connect forest with play equipment making use of the natural environment.

    新しいスケートリンクを目当てに行きました。かなり大きな公園のようですが、名前のとおり丘の上なので、駅から歩くのはかなりキツいと思います。本数が少ないのですがバスを利用しました。 帰りも、たまたまバスの時間が合ったのでよかったですが、待ちタクシーはありません。電話やアプリでタクシーを呼ぶ必要があるようで、電話番号の看板が2社ほどありました。

  • Umekoji Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Kankijichou 56-3
    A park located on the former site of the Japan Freight Railway Company Umekoji Station that was built to commemorate the 1,200th anniversary of the foundation of Heiankyo, the ancient capital of Japan. The parks spacious 13.7 hectare grounds include a lawn surrounded by flowers and trees, a riverbed where families can play in the shallow waters, and a forest designed to recreate an animal biotope. The park is also used for a variety of events. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, a nostalgic street car operates in the park between the Hazesaku Yume and Shiden plazas. Kyoto’s first aquarium was opened in the park in 2012, and one of the largest railroad museums in Japan was also opened here in 2016. Walk 15 minutes west from Kyoto Station.

    Local Park, they do like a local market every once in a while, which was incredible. Also has the train history area and the garden within it which is absolutely gorgeous. Loved just walking through...

  • Arashiyama Monkey Park Iwatayama
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nishikyou-ku Arashiyamanakaoshitachou 61
    First opened in 1956, this park halfway up Mt. Iwata in Arashiyama Mountain Range is home to some 120 Japanese macaques. The monkeys tend to congregate at the viewing area. Living wild and free to walk about the nature-rich grounds, visitors can easily observe them as they go about their lives. The shop at the mountain top rest area sells peanuts and apples for feeding to the monkeys. Colored by beautiful pink cherry blossoms in spring and fall foliage in autumn, the viewing area offers a sweeping view of Kyoto City. This location is particularly popular with international tourists. Arashiyama Station is the closest station to the park.

    Not sure how to feel about this attraction. It’s a 20 minute walk up a mountain where you are greeted with a lot of monkeys and even more tourists. The monkeys generally leave you alone but I’m...

  • Kasagiyama Prefectural Natural Park
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    Kyoto Sourakugunkasagichou Kasagi Kogasakiyama
    This nature park is at Mt. Kasagi near the Kizu River. Its forest comprised mainly of broad leaf trees has been designated a National Historic Site and Place of Scenic Beauty. A hiking course runs from the foot of the mountain to the summit for visitor's enjoyment. Kasagi-dera Temple is at the top, surrounded by distinctive rock formations and cliffs with Buddhist carvings. It's a popular spot to view the colored leaves, and a portion of the park is illuminated at night in autumn.
  • Okazaki Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Okazakisaishoujichou other
    This is a comprehensive public park which opened in 1895 using the grounds of the Fourth National Industrial Exhibition. The park is home to facilities such as the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art and the Kyoto City Zoo, and is located in a spot where many cultural exchange facilities can be found including Nanzen-ji Temple to the east and Heian Jingu Shrine to the north.
  • Keihanna Commemorative Park
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    Kyoto Sourakugunseikachou Seikadai 6-1
    This is a public park built on the theme of “Japan’s village scenery” to commemorate the establishment of Keihanna Science City. In the round Japanese landscape garden “Suikei-en” one can enjoy observing seasonal flowers and bamboo thickets and feeding carp, while in undeveloped woodland “Mebuki-no-Mori (Budding Tree Forest)” one can enjoy autumn changing leaves and the songs of wild birds. There are all kinds of events aimed at children, so both children and adults can enjoy this park.
  • Kasamatsu Park
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    Kyoto Miyadushi Ogaki
    Located on the north side of Amanohashidate, this park is famous for its viewing platform located 130 meters up the side of Mt. Nariai deemed the “birthplace of ‘matanozoki’ (bending over and looking at the world upside-down from between one’s legs).” The Amanohashidate Cable Car and a lift operate between Fuchu Station at the foot of the mountain and Kasamatsu Station, making it easy to come view the scenery. The view of Amanohashidate from here is considered one of the three best of the area. Referred to as “Naname ichimoji” (“the Slanted Character,”) it is also called the “view of the rising dragon” due to its resemblance to a sinuous dragon rising towards the heavens. The park is filled with enjoyable sites and areas, including a circular sky deck, wooden viewing deck, wishing bell and wishing lock rail, and the Ama Terrace restaurant.
  • Maizuru Natural Culture Park
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    Kyoto Maidurushi Taneji 24-12
    The Oura Peninsula's Maizuru Natural Culture Park is blessed with a rich natural environment, including a camellia garden (about 1,500 species and 30,000 plants) and a hydrangea garden (about 100 varieties and 100,000 plants). The park fills with visitors when the flowers are in bloom. They have activities like nature games and guide-led nature tours, as well as programs to get you in touch with nature like nature walks and star gazing sessions.

    アジサイ祭り期間の土曜日に行きました。色とりどりのアジサイが咲き乱れていました。また、舞鶴湾を見渡す景色も良かったです。 なお、園内の遊歩道は舗装されていますが、アップダウンがあるので歩きやすい靴で行くことをお勧めします。

  • Funaokayama Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Murasakinokitafunaokachou
    This park, located in Kita Ward of Kyoto City, covers the northwestern section of Funaoka Hill. This park has a children's space, equipped with playground toys, and a large expansive recreational space. Surrounded by nature, one can enjoy strolling among the trees and at the peak of the walking paths is an observation tower from where a close-up view of the Mt. Daimonji can be enjoyed.
  • Gorogadake Park
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    16 Reviews
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    Kyoto Maidurushi Ueyasu Lovia 237
    Gorogadake Park is located on the top of Mt. Gorogadake in the city of Maizuru in Kyoto Prefecture. It contains a plaque that commemorates the establishment of sister city relations with Nakhodka, Russia, as well as several plazas and lawns, one of which is named after Nakhodka. In addition, the observation room in Goro Sky Tower, located at the top of the hill, offers visitors who pay the admission fee a panoramic view of the city of Maizuru and Maizuru Bay. This view has been selected as one of the 100 best scenic views in the Kinki region.

    The park has trekking routes, but I wouldnt recommend trekking there in hot months because its humid and the sun was scorching hot! Its in one complex with Goro sky tower where you can pay ¥200 to...

  • Takaragaike Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kamitakanonagaredachou 8 others
    Takaragaike Park lies adjacent to the Kyoto International Conference Center in Sakyo Ward. On its spacious grounds is Paradise for Children (Kodomo no Rakuen), with wide open spaces, a playground, and other places where children can play. The North Garden affords a panoramic view of Mt. Hieizan and its surroundings. Takaragaike Park is also famous for its flowers, and many people visit its plum orchard and cherry tree forest during blossom season.
  • Tobarikyuato Park
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Nakajimagoshonouchichou
    This historic park is located right near the Jonangu-michi bus stop on Kyoto City Bus. It is known for being the place where the Battle of Toba-Fushimi started in 1868 and as an old battlefield. A large site that stretched 1.5 kilometers east to west and one kilometer north to south, it was lined with a garden with a pond, palaces and temple buildings. Now, only Anrakuju-in Temple, the mausoleums for emperors Shirakawa, Toba and Konoe, Jonangu Shrine and artificial hills remain. Through postwar excavations, the site of a room facing south in the palace was designated as a national historical site, and has been maintained as a historic park. There is a signboard with a picture of the imperial villa at the entrance. The Monument of the Battle of Toba-Fushimi stands at the summit of what was once a manmade hill.
  • Arashiyama Park Kameyama District
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagakamenochou
    A five minute walk from Arashiyama Station. Situated along the Katsura River, Arashiyama Park is divided into three areas and this one is the largest of them. The area is situated northwest of Togetsukyo Bridge. In addition to a children's park, there are two rest areas and two observatories. One of the area's greatest charms is its hilly scenery. Japanese red pines as well as cherry trees, maples, and Rhododendron kaempferi grow on the grounds, and during the flowering season visitors can enjoy the sight of them in full bloom. In addition, tomb for the cremated remains of Emperor Go-Saga is located inside the park on its east side. There are also a variety of famous sightseeing destinations in the surrounding area and the park bustles with large numbers of tourists from across the prefecture and Japan.
  • Sanson Toshi Koryu no Mori
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Hanaseyamasuchou 250
    "This forest park is located close to the ""Hanase Koryu no Morimae"" bus stop. The park's vast 1,000 hectare grounds encompass the Katsura River and Ado River headwater basin and visitors can enjoy seasonal outdoor activities like playing in one of the rivers and building a snowman. The park also has lodging facilities. The park center has tennis and volleyball facilities and is also used for concerts. Barbecuing is permitted in the park on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays and during the summer vacation period. There are many scenic destinations in the area such as the Bujoji Temple and a famous trio of majestic cedar trees known as the Hanase Sanbon Sugi, the tallest trees in Japan, and visitors can enjoy trekking as well. The park also holds guided tour events."
  • Yubune Forest Park
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    Kyoto Sourakugunwadukachou Yubune Iwata
    A forest park located in Wazuka Town, Soraku District, Kyoto Prefecture. Here visitors can have fun and be one with nature. The park is dotted with areas for children to play, including a water playground near the entrance with a small 10 to 20 centimeters deep stream; MTB Land, a place for riding mountain bikes; and a forest. There's also a riverside barbecuing area (visitors must bring their own food and equipment). Note that pets are not allowed in the park.

    国道163号線の木津川市から、信楽方面に川沿いに行ったところにあります。山深いですが、親水公園になっていて、木々の木立から柔らかい光が差し込み、子供も森や川で自然と親しめる公園でした。川沿いにバーべキュー広場がありました。

  • Aoba Sanroku Park
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    Kyoto Maizuru-shi Okayasu Chinai
    "A park located a three-minute walk from the ""Kokuritsu Kosen-mae"" Kyoto Kotsu Bus stop. The park has a log house as well as A and a B lodging buildings which can accommodate up to 200 guests between them for everything from full-on camping to day trip camping sessions. Additional park facilities include a putting golf course which can be used for putting and ground golf by people of all ages (putters and golf balls are available for rental free of charge); an area for ""new"" sports which can be used for skateboarding and inline skating; and a ceramics hall which holds ceramics classes."
  • Tango Umi to Hoshi no Mieru Oka Park (Tango Eco-Future Park)
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    Kyoto Miyazu-shi Satohami
    This scenic park located in a satoyama (village forest) in Tamba, Kyoto offers great views of the Sea of Japan and as far away as the mountains of Hokuriku if the weather cooperates. Some of the park's attractions include the Kodomo no Mori Zone, where visitors can try activities such as vegetable farming or starting a fire, the Amanohashidate, one of Japan's three most famous scenic views, and the Daichi no Tenmondai, an observatory with a sweeping view of the Sea of Japan. The park is a great place for people of all ages to enjoy spending time in nature.

    제가 산책할 수 있는 곳을 좋아해서 이렇게 공원을 너무 좋아하는데 걷기에 좋은 곳이었습니다. 잠시 나들이 하기에도 좋아요.

  • Yodojoato Park
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Fushimi-ku Yodohonmachi
    This castle was built in the Edo period, when the Fushimi Castle was abandoned by Matsudaira Sadatsuna. With the Meiji restoration. It was decommissioned, and now only part of the inner citadel's stone wall and inner moat remain.
  • Wachi-yama Yaso no Mori
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    Kyoto Funai-gun
    This 120,000 square meter park uses its natural surroundings where the Wachi River runs through pristine forest. The park contains Mt. Tengai amidst red pine forest, with a view of old Wachi Town, and is filled with about 900 varieties of plant. They also hold a number of events, including craft classes and stamp rallies.

    山野草の森、というだけあって、花園ではありません。 季節を合わせれば満開の花があるのかもしれませんが、6月に行ったら新緑のきれいな植物園でした。 若干の高低差はあるものの、そこまできつい園内でもないですし、良いハイキングになりましたが、花の見頃を調べて行ったほうが楽しめると思います。

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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