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Maruyama Park

Maruyama ParkMap of GionMaruyama Park is a park located in the center of Higashiyama area.
Yasaka Shrine neighbors to the west, and Chion-in temple neighbors to the north.

The site was originally a part of the Yasaka Shrine's precincts.
In 1886, Meiji Government built the park, and Kyoto city has managed this park since 1889.
It is about 8.6 hectares in area.

There are gentle hills, and ponds and streams are set up in this site.
So it looks like a Japanese garden.
There are some cafes and restaurants.

Various flowers and trees are in this park.
Most popular plant in this park is "Weeping cherry of Gion".
Original weeping cherry tree was about 200 years old, but it was dead in 1947.
In 1928 before its death, seeds of the original cherry were harvested, then they were grown in a farm.
And the subsequent weeping cherry tree was planted here in 1949.
It is over 80 years old now, so it blooms gloriously with many blossoms each spring.

How to get to here

By route bus

From Kyoto station, about 21 minutes to Gion stop, by bus with route No. 206.
Then about 5 minutes walk.




A pond in Maruyama Park
Photo by Nihon-rettou okinijiman
In autumn
Photo by Nihon-rettou okinijiman
Weeping cherry of Gion Illuminated Weeping cherry of Gion

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