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Shosei-en Garden, Kyoto

4.2
#14 of 79 in Parks in Kyoto
Quiet and peaceful despite its city-center location, Shosei-en Garden provides a photogenic oasis of tranquility featuring an attractive lake, trees, and flowers. Dating back to the 9th century, but with its present layout designed in 1641, the garden's meandering paths take you to a number former tea houses set in different areas. The well-kept garden features a pond brimming with carp and green turtles, while blue herons nest in tree branches overhead. Not far from the Buddhist Higashi Honganji Temple to which it belongs, the garden sits only 10 minutes by foot from Kyoto's central train station. Make Shosei-en Garden a centerpiece of your Kyoto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kyoto day trip planning tool .
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  • If you look at the whole watarien garden, because the surrounding building is anxious by all means, leave 03. For example, so-so-bee-sai in Uzuki pond, it seems to be a little out of the pond, it would be great to set up a tea room while looking at the moon floating in the pond. In addition, it is a rare construction that it is able to negotiate in a small room on the second floor up the stairs of the side house and both sides. It's just good things if you look at the individual. As a co-op donation, you can receive 500 yen, a splendid booklet.
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  • We missed the cherry blossom but found plenty of other spring delights here. The taxi driver took us right to the gate, surprised that we wanted to go to the garden rather than the imposing temple a c...  more »
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