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Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

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Reviewed 1 November 2018

We visited during the hottest summer on record and apart from the fact that the heat made standing in the sun unbearable, this place was definitely worth the trip. Like a number of shrines and palaces in Japan, this place is free to visit and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank highimpactuk
Reviewed 11 May 2018

This park is very large so if you intend on seeing all of it take good shoes and comfortable clothing. We visited to visit the imperial palace, and found it quite hard to navigate at times. We were there very early (8.20am) and none of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Kyoto Gyoen is a beautiful park within Imperial Palace. A rather small​ sanctuary is located at the back of imperial​ buildings. A must see!

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We visited the place maybe a week after the best Sakura time, in the beginning of April. There was still many trees in blooming colors. It was a really nice park to enjoy and wonder around in for many hours. Just enjoying a nice day.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Great place and interesting tours. The only negative is that some idiots in the administrations didn't realize that gasoline leaf blowers totally ruin the atmosphere and the rarely good air that's in the park. この間京都御苑へ行かせて頂きました。とても素敵なところでした。ツアーもとても良かったです。しかし、公演を出る時に出口のところで少しだけ葉っぱがあったところをガソリン式リーフブロワーを使っていた方がいました。もちろん、そのせいで空気も臭くなったし(私達の肺にとって毒ですし)、何よりも調和と平和のはずの京都御苑の公演はリーフブロワーなんかとんでもないもので台無しじゃないですか?だいたい、レーキなんかで2分で片付けられる葉っぱを、あれだけ騒音おかして、せっかくの良い空気をひどくして、訪れるみんなに迷惑をかけて、意味があるのですか?だれかガソリン式リーフブロワーを使うって決めたのは解りませんが、最悪の提案じゃないですか?良いこと一つもないのに、大変な効果ばっかりですね。是非考え直すことをお願いしたいと思います。レーキを使って頂きたいか、どうしてもリーフブロワーを使うのなら電子式のものにして下さい。そうすると、騒音も何倍も少ないし、空気も悪くなりません。。。。でもやはり、京都御苑の公演みたいな所では昔ながらのレーキで丁寧に葉っぱを片付けたほうが一番いいと思います。お願いします、考え直して下さい。本当はどちらのほうが正しい良いアイディアですか?

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Traveling N
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We usually go to this park daily it's so close to our hotel Brighton hotel and we enjoy walking in the green with so perfect Organization and so quite garden and romantic We usually spent 2 hours walking at the garden and free entry

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank abdulrahman542
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Such a beautiful park to explore. I enjoyed meeting some of the locals walking their dogs here. The distinctive song of the cicada was everywhere!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Troy_SD
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Gardens are amazing. Very close proximity of other monuments, so its impossible to skip the gardens. Wear some comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella. The garden does have some pretty good photo spots, so enjoy!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Shaun B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank obygold
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Tash28
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12 November 2015|
Response from LuckymanKyoto | Reviewed this property |
The best autumn leaves in Kyoto is the end of November. The first week of December is also nice. It will be easy to book a hotel in December.
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