Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, Kyoto

4.3
#12 of 79 in Parks in Kyoto
An old imperial palace-turned-park, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden makes a good place for a long walk under trees in the midst of an ancient capital city. Several shrines scattered around the park provide a surprise factor for curious walkers strolling among cherry trees, magnolias, and plum trees in this well-kept area. Children can burn off steam in a playground with swings and sandboxes, while joggers and cyclists can exercise on gravel and grassy paths. You'll find public restrooms and vending machines across the park. Arrange to visit Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and other attractions in Kyoto using our Kyoto tour planner.
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  • Absolutely beautiful to stroll around these vast gardens that surround the Imperial Palace. I ended up staying for ages because the palace closed earlier than I expected, turned out to be happy accide...  more »
  • I missed a lot of families and people who took a walk in the large site. There were many people with families who felt comfortable in the form of picnics. There are three shrines on the site, and we visited Hakuun Shrine and received a polite red seal. I went to the day, but it was around 16 o'clock, so the red seal of other shrines seemed to be over. It was very interesting because I didn't know that there was a shrine in Kyoto Gyoen until I decided to go there this time. Both are small shrines, but I'm glad i stopped by. This time, I went to the Kyoto Imperial Palace for two hours, but I thought it would be nice to walk around the gyoen if I had enough time and legs.
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