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Maruyama Park (円山公園)

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Place famous for cherry blossoms

Established in 1886, Maruyama Park is the oldest park in Kyoto City and is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty. A strolling garden built around a central pond created by the famed Ogawa Jihei VII, the graceful design makes use of natural hills. The garden vicinity is dotted with buildings such as a traditional Japanese ryotei restaurant, tea house, and the Maruyama Park Concert Hall as well as numerous other points of note, including Basho’s Hermitage and bronze statues of Sakamoto Ryoma and Nakaoka Shintaro. Also famous for its “Gion weeping cherry trees,” the beauty of the park’s cherries illuminated at night have become a must-see symbol of Kyoto. Gion-Shijo Station is the closest station to the park.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Maruyamachou (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755611350
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Review of Maruyama Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/30 Wrong time of year
Im sure this is a nice park at the right time of year, but February is not that time. It was a bit plain and the large advertising hoardings spoilt it a bit.
Reviewed:2020/01/17 A nice spot for some peace and quiet
I came here after visiting Yasaka-Jinja, which was packed full of people just before sunset. I was hoping to see some nice foliage, but most of the leaves were already on the ground at this point...
Reviewed:2019/12/26 Maruyama park tour
Very good place to visit during spring. The park have a variety of cherry trees with different beautiful colors, besides, there is a river passing through the park with nice waterfalls.

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Maruyamachou [map]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0755611350
Hours
Admission freedom
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(134spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.