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Garden Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Garden Museum Hiei
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shugakuinshakuragatanishimegadake 4 (Mount Hiei)
    A garden and museum located at the summit of Mt. Hiei. Visitors can enjoy looking at ceramic tiles imprinted with images created by French Impressionist painters like Monet, Van Gogh, and Renoir as well as a garden themed after the same comprised of some 1,500 varieties and 10,0000 individual examples of flowering plants. The location also offers a panoramic view of Lake Biwa, Osaka Bay, and the city of Kyoto. There is also a café and shop on the garden grounds; the shop sells museum goods, gardening items, French knickknacks, and herbal aroma products.
  • Shosei-en Garden
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shimogyo-ku, Shima-nakaya-cho Toyonokono cho, Toyotami-cho
    This garden is located in Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto. An enclave of Higashi Honganji Temple, known as Ohigashi-san, it was designed by Ishikawa Jozan. You can enjoy the scenery of the four seasons, with irises and water lilies in the summer, and the changing color of leaves in the autumn. Because karatachi (Japanese bitter-orange) trees are planted around it, the garden is also known as Kikoku-tei (house of karatachi).

    We visited this garden after doing a tour of the famous Castle adjacent. You need to allow a minimum of 1 hour but to see and appreciate at a more leisurely pace certainly all is more time. After...

  • Hakuryuen
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramaninosechou 106
    Hakuryu Garden is located about seven minutes' walk from Ninose Station on the Eizan Electric Railway in Kyoto's Sakyo Ward. It is owned by Aono Co., Ltd. and is not usually open to the public, but every year in the spring and fall, there are special opening hours in which 100 people per day are allowed inside. Its scenery is wonderful all year round, and its many visitors appreciate it as an uncrowded spot for viewing cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
  • Jokyoniwaen
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    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto City Kamigyo-ku Izumi-dori Rokka-machi Nishi Nanbancho 341
  • Kaninnomiyateiatonishigawateien
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Kyoutogyoen 3
  • Shinen
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Sakyo-ku
  • Tofukuji Temple no Hojo Garden
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Honmachi 15-chome 778

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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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