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Umekoji Park (梅小路公園)


Park / Green Space

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.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Kankijichou 56-3 (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0753522500

Open 24 hours

Review of Umekoji Park

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/24 Local Park
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...
Reviewed:2019/07/08 It’s a big park with grass!
The park was huge, and some people enjoyed picnic there. I also think it’s a great picnic spot, but also a convenient place. You can access to Kyoto station by train (1-2mins) and on foot(about...
Reviewed:2019/06/02 Lovely Central Park
Great place to stop and relax during a walking tour of Kyoto. Great to see Kyoto has so many green spaces in such a busy city. Really enjoyable.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Kankijichou 56-3 [map]
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
Open 24 hours
[Paid facility] Monday (Monday is The next week day if it falls on a public holiday closed)
[Suzaku no Niwa/Life Forest] 200yen (Elementary School Students and above)
* Other open spaces are free

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.