We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Ideal Park for a stroll

It was turning cold and the trees were displaying their Autumn leaves. I walked around Umekoji Park... read more

Reviewed January 13, 2018
Tasro
,
Queensland, Australia
A Public Park

Early morning at about 5.30 am, I came out from my hostel (Guest Inn Kyoto Garaku) for a morning... read more

Reviewed January 12, 2018
soh_kien_peng
,
Singapore, Singapore
Read all 100 reviews
247
All photos (247)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
71°
55°
Oct
60°
44°
Nov
51°
35°
Dec
Contact
Kankijicho Simogyoku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
Shimogyo-ku
Website
+81 75-352-2500
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kyoto
from $90.90
More Info
from $56.80
More Info
from $81.80
More Info
from $63.70
More Info
Reviews (100)
Filter reviews
15 results
Traveler rating
6
5
3
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
6
5
3
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews large playground railway museum kyoto station aquarium stream trees paths garden
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 15 reviews
Reviewed April 26, 2018

The park has a world-class Railway Museum aan nd Aquarium embedded in it. It has walking paths, seats from which to watch the railway lines, old trams to dine in, water features, play areas and shady trees. Good at any time of the year.

Thank platypus150
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

This park was a MUST for families in Kyoto. Great playground, grassy area, small pond, and contains the aquarium (did not visit) and railroad museum (5 stars). Visited this park several times during our visit. Young kids will appreciate the break from the shrines and...More

Thank slouie524
Reviewed January 13, 2018

It was turning cold and the trees were displaying their Autumn leaves. I walked around Umekoji Park enjoying the different areas and the variety of trees. I watched the old steam train from the museum taking people for a ride and smiled at the small...More

1  Thank Tasro
Reviewed January 12, 2018

Early morning at about 5.30 am, I came out from my hostel (Guest Inn Kyoto Garaku) for a morning stroll around the vicinity. The sky was still dark and the road vehicle traffic volume was light. I like such wandering before day break to observe...More

3  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

This park has an excellent playground for smaller children. Probably best for 8 years and under. The equipment was safe and challenging. Young and old enjoyed the big slide. The aquarium has an excellent dolphin pool where you can watch them play, even if the...More

1  Thank judylynneshelman
Reviewed July 30, 2017

This could be a nice park but it seemed very run down and uncared for. In such a nice location this is a pity. Still, we sat for a while and watched the trains passing by including the Shinkasen in the distance and this was...More

Thank wing6rider-Australia
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

The park is near the Railway Museum and Aquarium. You will likely pass it if you are coming from Kyoto Station. There is a large playground we came across on the way to the museum. Kids loved it. There was also a little tram that...More

1  Thank jeanne_peg
Reviewed June 4, 2017

The park is moderate, you will pass the park way go to Kyoto train museum. Buying lunchbox at Isetan JR Kyoto basement and to eat lunch is a good idea. You can ride small battery driven train 150JPY (but it only runs 200m)

1  Thank helmettt
Reviewed December 7, 2016

An incredible little garden. We were extremely lucky as we got there just one day before the end of the illumination period. This place is truly magical. Maple trees and red pines are beautifully illuminated and are amazingly reflected on the little pond. A must...More

1  Thank SophiaK
Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We accidentally walked through the park to Kyoto Station. Beautiful park. Enjoyed the changing color of the leaves. We hope the playground will be open another day for my son (6 yrs).

Thank E-Beth S
View more reviews
Nearby
Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub,
Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining,
and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with
tourists and local business travelers, making it a
competitive location for ever-new commercial
structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and
trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains.
Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 439 nearby hotels
Yamato Ryokan
14 reviews
.27 miles away
Takadaya Ryokan
2 reviews
.35 miles away
Kyoto Ryokan Shoei
54 reviews
.40 miles away
Kinse Inn
7 reviews
.41 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15,363 nearby restaurants
Hamburg & Steak Pound, Umekoji
638 reviews
.23 miles away
Umekoji Park Cafe
20 reviews
.09 miles away
Shiden Cafe
9 reviews
.09 miles away
Pizza Mercato
14 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,617 nearby attractions
Shimabara Wachigaiya
25 reviews
.42 miles away
Awashima-do Shotoku-ji Temple
5 reviews
.34 miles away
Kyoto Railway Museum
517 reviews
.20 miles away
Toji
1,408 reviews
.46 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Umekoji Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines