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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden京都御苑

Park / Green Space

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.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Kyoutogyoen 3 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0752116348
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All day opening

Review of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/20 Imperial Park
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...
Reviewed:2019/10/14 A walk in the park - October
I suspect there are better times of the year to visit his park. Its a quiet and relaxing walk amongst lots of trees. Maybe blossom time or deep Autumn might be best - It was nice enough but wasnt...
Reviewed:2019/10/10 Surrounds Imperial Palace
If your going to the Palace for a tour make sure you take extra time for wandering the Gardens. Select a path from the map or just walk. You will quickly see how the Palace dominates everything...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Kyoutogyoen 3 [ map ]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0752116348
Hours
All day opening
Closed
open everyday (Please contact us for the closed day of the tour facility.)
Fees
None (Penyu 100yen)
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

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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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