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Maruyama Park

#49 of 1,109 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 473 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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A Nice Stroll

We luckily stumbled upon the park while looking for things to do one morning (fyi most restaurants and stores don't open until after 10am). Large park, it was right in the middle... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Shelemnohpee
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We luckily stumbled upon the park while looking for things to do one morning (fyi most restaurants and stores don't open until after 10am). Large park, it was right in the middle of sakura season so we got lucky with it blooming perfectly while we were there. Lots of shopping in the surrounding area and the food stalls. I read... More 

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Falmouth
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Koi swimming in the pond there are huge and to my surprise one tried to grab a pigeon who was feeding along the edge of the pond. I was there last week of March so there were some buds. Blankets all around where couples and families spent the afternoon in the park.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the park few times as my hotel was located nearby, It is a lovely park, well shaded with tall trees, lots of hidden corners, tranquil pond and several coffee shops, It is a good place to rest after touring the surrounding shrines and temples.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this park in early April and found that the whole park was crowded with people. May be this period was Sakura festival and the place was also near to Yakasa Shrine where many local people come out to have snacks around the spot.

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maruyama Park if one of the most popular places for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto. A great place to unwind and take in the beauty of the cherry trees.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park is adjacent to the Yakasa Shrine. By the time we reached the park around 6pm, it was full of picnickers. The park's star attraction is a weeping cherry tree which becomes lit up at night. It was beautiful with the illumination.

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Vigo, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been in Maruyama park three times and all of them the park is a beautiful spot but this time with the sakura blossom and all the food sellers. A big festival all around.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were there at the sunset and stayed for 2 hours the lights around with the sakura trees was amazing it is new experience. The tourist information office women advised us to pass through during evening and was perfects the picnic area with street style foods spreading there to try some snack, desserts or food.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was a bit surprised by this park as the gardens are not as beautiful or maintained as what we had seen in Japan. The main entrance is a shrine with hawkers selling takoyaki and fruits. Then the pathway leads to various other shrines(8-9 I think). This park is definitely not stroller friendly and there are no baby changing facilities.... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maruyama Park is without question my favourite park in the world! I've been here quite a few times over the last few years, and it's just such an amazing place! In off peak season it's really peaceful and relaxing, sometimes there is a person playing music from a flute. There is an iconic sakura tree in the middle of the... More 

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