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Beautiful serene garden

I went to Jonangu shrine early March during the weekdays. Just a couple of tourist and group of... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Chaudya F
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Really interesting cultural event

I went to see the Kyo-kusui no Utage held on National Culture Day in November. Although I arrived... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

I went to Jonangu shrine early March during the weekdays. Just a couple of tourist and group of local aunties around which is great for me taking my sweet time enjoying the beauty of the garden. There are 5 garden. I spent the most time...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chaudya F
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I went to see the Kyo-kusui no Utage held on National Culture Day in November. Although I arrived 40 minutes before the start, I got one of the last available seats. The event is a poetry competition where poets dress in traditional costume and compose...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Selsy
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is the first year in my many years in Japan that I have truly enjoyed the Plum Blossoms. Typically, it is the cherry blossoms (Sakura) that is the most anticipated spring event - but this year I realized how equally stunning the plum blossoms...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tala n
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Best spot for plum blossoms. Definitely worth going to. There are also tombs of three former emperors along the way from Takeda station so it is worth the walk (around 15 minutes or so). Went on a weekday and it was still packed because the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I have never been here to see plum trees and Camellia. I honestly don't trust that much, but it was amazing place to see those flower. I would come back every year!!! 3/18/2017に訪問しましたが全てが完璧でした。枝垂れ梅と椿は完璧に満開で私は日本の美しい心を取り戻したかの様になりました。ピンクと白の枝垂れ梅と椿は色々な種類のものがあり落ちた蕾も同じ方向を向いて居てまるで絵画です。

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank erikamix
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The site of Jonangu was once the part of a huge imperial palace of retired Emperor Shirakawa, and his mausoleum is located nearby. How strange that this quiet place was once the very center of Japan!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank kimitakas
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

On the 20th January each year, this dance is performed. They had set it up to accommodate tourists, so we didn't feel out of place. The Shrine priest sets a large iron pot to boil water. There was drums, flute and a ritual dance, then,...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Sue T
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Sick of the crowds everywhere in Kyoto? Head to the south side of the city and visit Jounan-gu shrine. Gorgeous gardens, koi ponds, a tea house and a very active clergy and community contribute to make this shrine a wonderful place to observe Shinto ceremonies...More

Date of experience: September 2015
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

My fiancé and I visited Kyoto to view the amazing Sakura blooms .. Now you can see these all over Japan and there are many web sites that are dedicated to when the flowers will bloom and where . And typically Japanese , they are...More

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 20 April 2012

Sometimes the naming or ranking of touristic sites can be misleading, and this is one such place. In my opinion, “palace” is definitely a misnomer, and it is really a Shinto shrine with a park-size garden. More importantly, the site should be high on the...More

Date of experience: February 2012
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I visited on 3rd November, when they were having the Kyokusui no Utage ceremony, which was really interesting and beautiful. I think the gardens would be lovely at many times of the year.
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