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Address: 36 Okitayamaharadaniinuicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8487, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-461-2924

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Perfect place to enjoy late-blooming sakura

I recommend this place to those of you who love exploring places that are not too touristy and this is definitely a local favorite! It is better to visit on the weekdays early in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 April 2016
Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

I recommend this place to those of you who love exploring places that are not too touristy and this is definitely a local favorite! It is better to visit on the weekdays early in the morning. My friends and I arrived at 9:30 am which is not too long after the garden opens. There were not many people and most... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

When we visited it was autumn and the trees were pretty barren and it looked good but not as the pictures we had seen during cherry blossom time - my tip would be only go when its cherry blossom season otherwise you will be disappointed - entry is really expensive at that time upto 1500yen so be preapred

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Raub District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

I have visited this garden twice. Both in the month of April (last year and this year). I took the cab from Kinkaku-ji to the garden. It was cheaper and faster this way. Last year, I visited on a weekday, so the entrance fee was slightly lower than on weekend. And they opened at 9 in the morning. I wanted... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

This small, privately owned hill is filled with cherry blossoms, yellow kerria japonica and white spiraea. When I visited with my family in early April, we literally felt we were enveloped in a dizzying mist of pink fog. Note that the park has a unique admission fee system. It scales depending on the state of the cherry blossoms. When in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

I visited with a group of friends for cherry blossom. Wonderful gardens with seas of cherry blossom engulfing us. Highly recommend coming early cos it can get busy toward lunch time.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

I visited this beautiful garden for the first time on April 12, 2015. Although this is a private garden unknown to most foreigners and also to many Japanese, it is one of the most popular garden for people living in Kyoto to see Sakura. Indeed, this garden has a variety of early and late blooming Sakura including the most beautiful... More 

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Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
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