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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

#66 of 1,107 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: Kamigyo-ku | Area around Kyoto Gosho, Kyoto 602-0881, Kyoto Prefecture
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Its a beautiful place. I proposed here. Lots of directions to explore but also good for a picnic. Wonderful park. Japanese go there during weekends. . A place suitable for... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Its a beautiful place. I proposed here. Lots of directions to explore but also good for a picnic. Wonderful park. Japanese go there during weekends. . A place suitable for everyone of any age

Thank obygold
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite parks in Japan. I find this park very peaceful. It is quite large however it is beautiful walking around, exploring the different areas, tress, flowers, etc. We were there at the end of cherry blossom season and it was great to see some trees still covered in blossoms. Close to train stations and nice... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kyoto Imperial Palace Park occupied a very large space. Lots of activities were held there particularly during sakura festive period. There were quite a number of large cherry trees and many people come here to take their photos or brought their snacks here. A nice environment for walking around.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst raining when I visited the Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, one can't deny the beauty of it. This is a one huge park where you can literally run, cycle have picnic. I heard that you can even play sports here. Prepare you energy drink if you plan to circle all around this huge park. The hard rain can't hide the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a leisure morning walk at the Kyoto Gyoen (Kyoto Imperial Palace Park) today. This huge park surrounds the Kyoto Imperial Palace. It was so relaxing and the air was so fresh.

Thank bacookie25
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 790 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a park not a garden. Lots of activities within this enormous rectangle. There's tennis grounds, pond, bridge etc and of course the imperial palace. We are so glad we cycled as we would have died walking around here. It's too big. The cycle paths are beautiful with the autumn leaves and trees. Such a highlight of the day... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Given its distance from any metro stations at all, never mind the minority of ones that metro passes are actually valid in, it is impossible to classify this garden as anything but a walking area. A long walk to get there, and a long walk through it, where as the end one is met with closed off frontiers to another... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Walking around this park you can really tell this is an important place for the locals as at the weekend they come here in their thousands. A really big and diverse park that offers lots of shade, seating and space to have a nice day out / picnic

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

we took a cab to this kyoto national garden, because the day was mild and not windy in the morning and our receptionist told us, to go an see it because thy have a beautyful glass house with vegetation as well

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

A large (and I mean large) beautiful relaxing garden to walk around. Some areas not accessible but the grounds are so big it doesn't matter and there are many side places to explore. Many families and groups seen to be enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

Thank Greg H

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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