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Shosei-en Garden (渉成園)

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).

place

Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shimogyo-ku, Shima-nakaya-cho Toyonokono cho, Toyotami-cho (Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea)

phone 0753719210
place

[Mar.--Octo.] 9:00-17:00 (Reception until 16:30) [Nov.--Feb.] 9:00-16:00 (Reception until 15:30)

Review of Shosei-en Garden

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/15 Plain and uncrowded.
Shosei-en is an island of tranquillity in the busy heart of Kyoto. Not just from the traffic but also the crowds. Not many people visit. It has some nice features but its landscaping is more low key...
Reviewed:2020/02/20 Tranquility
We were early for our tea ceremony and decided to take a stroll in the adjacent streets and came across Shosei-en Gardens what an of peace and quiet the entry fee is 500¥ but its worth it...
Reviewed:2020/02/08 Plentiful sakura in peaceful stroll garden
We returned to Shosei-en in 2019 in hopes of seeing the sakura in better bloom than when we visited previously. It was a great idea and good timing, thanks in part to the advice of the Kyoto...

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Address
Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shimogyo-ku, Shima-nakaya-cho Toyonokono cho, Toyotami-cho [map]
Area
Kawaramachi / ShijokarasumaArea
Phone
0753719210
Hours
[Mar.--Octo.] 9:00-17:00 (Reception until 16:30) [Nov.--Feb.] 9:00-16:00 (Reception until 15:30)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Garden maintenance donation Friday of 500yen or more (High school students or less 250yen)
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available (English version of Guidebook Available)
Note
[Directly connected to Higashi Honganji Temple Services Reception Center] 075-371-9210
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

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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.