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1 Hirano Miyamotocho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8322, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-461-4450
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Reviewed April 21, 2018

We really were not sure where this was located so we took a taxi from the Kyoto Station here (about $20) and it worked out very well. We were told there are around 400 cherry trees, a nice Shrine, a great huge old tree and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank wacotom
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We have visited to Hirano Shrine at early April this year and found that the carnival at night time was joyful. There were many food stalls at the entrance and local people come to have their seats early before night time. They were cheerful having...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Reviewed April 6, 2018

京都の桜の名所として知られますが、参道から門に至るまでの道のりは、露天で埋め尽くされ、只でさえそれ程広くないのに歩きづらくなり、折角の風情も台無しです。 雨の日、またはその翌日は、境内庭園の足元がぬかるみ、靴が汚れやすくなりますので要注意です。神社ならではの、桜と風情を楽しむならば、南側の鳥居から入り、拝殿まで進む、というコースをお勧めします。 Although this shrine is known as a famous spot of cherry blossom, the precincts are filled with street stalls in the season, your precious feelings will be ruined. On rainy days, a lot of mud can be made. It is not a place...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Cyber0515
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

Before you reach the temple, you will pass through a cherry blossom garden. We were lucky, during our visit, there was a carnival there. Food, game, stalls set up tables and chairs for you to watch cherry blossom while having lunch. We had our lunch...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank cutyzbee
Reviewed January 12, 2017

I was lucky enough to stay about 150m away from this Shrine and was able to visit a number of times. Very quiet and frequented only by local Japanese it was quite lovely. There is huge tree in the grounds reputed to be more than...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Peter K
Reviewed April 15, 2016

When you need to pay a fee for most places in Kyoto for the night illumination of the cherry blossoms, this place is free. This place has got lots to offer in addition to the sakura; there are some food stalls, like a local night...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Apple_HK
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Amazing site to stroll under the cherry blossoms. And see a 400 year old tree that "provides long life to those that visit!"

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AJC613
Reviewed April 6, 2016

Accidentally found this shrine during the bus journey towards kinkakuji. It was mesmerizing with beautiful cherry blossoms. It is less touristy so you can enjoy the sakura view in a peaceful manner. Under the cherry blossoms, there are number of stalls that you can having...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Kehoe92
Reviewed April 4, 2016

beautiful shrine with sakura blooming was just too nice not to be missed.....you can take beautiful photo here.....

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Karen K
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to see a variety of cherry blossoms that grow throughout the shrine complex. It's free to enter and it's just up the street from Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. It's also a short walk from Kinkakuji ( Golden Temple).

Date of experience: April 2015
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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto
is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with
its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the
neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of
the city, it is a district where you can take it at
your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving
and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
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Help needed with Japan Itinerary (Kyoto, Tokyo, Osaka) (6 Replies)
Hi there, this is my first time visiting Japan and I would be both landing and flying off from KIX airport in Osaka. I was thinking of heading straight to Kyoto (2days) > Tokyo (4 days) > Nara + Osaka (4 days). Does it sound reasonable? Or should I head to Tokyo from Osaka > Kyoto> Nara + Osaka? I was thinking of purchasing of the JR Pass for 7 days since I am travelling return trips. For Kyoto, Day 1: Visit North and South of Kyoto downtown including...More
February 15, 2017|
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>>Where should I stay? Near Kyoto Station or Downtown Kyoto? Kyoto Station is the most convenient. >>so many beautiful and ancient attractions in Kyoto that 2 days ancient attractions? Kyoto itself is a modern city. There are no ancient ruins in Kyoto.
itinerary help (9 Replies)
Hi, We are group of 4 age 25-26, first time in Japan. We will be in Japan from 5th Apr till 13th Apr. Only booked flight ticket. Plan to buy JR pass. We will stay in Tokyo for 4 days and the rest in Kyoto. Here is our itinerary Days Spend: Sat Day1: Arrive Nagoya Airport at 0820 Sun Day2: Tokyo: Asakusa, Ueno, Akihabara, Imperial Palace Mon Day3: Tokyo: TMGO, Shinjuku Gyoen, Shinjuku, Harajuku, Shibuya Tue Day4: Tokyo: Tsukiji market, Odaiba, Tokyo Tower Wed Day5:...More
December 27, 2013|
Response fromSammyF1oyd|
Day 1 Are you spending the day at Nagoya or Tokyo? If you are going to Tokyo, you will need to activate your JR Pass. Day 2 Imperial Palace isn't very interesting so it's very optional. If you like to go up for views, consider going to Tokyo Sky Tree early (before 8am to avoid the lines), then go onto Asakusa and the rest of your day Day 3 Start at Meiji Shrine, then Harajuku, Shibuya and then Shinjuku. Shibuya and Shinjuku are more interesting later in the day Day 4 If you have gone...More
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Pre wedding in kyoto (3 Replies)
Hi, I will be having pre wedding shoot in Kyoto in mid April. Hence was thinking to shoot in places with late blooming Sakura such as Heian shrine, haradanien , Ninnaji temple and Hirano shrine. Is all these places allow for photo shoot? Couldn’t find the info from their website. Anyone knows? Thanks!!
January 21, 2018|
Response fromShot|
I don't know squat about the others, but the garden in Heian Shrine is a great spot for photo shoot. But mid-April may probably be a tad bit late for the gorgeous flower petals in there, so will Maruyama Park...