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Maruyama Park

#49 of 1,028 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 473 Maruyamacho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Quiet place...

We visited early on a rainy weekday so it was very calm and quite. Beautiful flowers and trees everywhere you look. The old stone paths appear to be hundreds of years old. A great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Haines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited early on a rainy weekday so it was very calm and quite. Beautiful flowers and trees everywhere you look. The old stone paths appear to be hundreds of years old. A great place to sit and relax.

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Locarno, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very nice, and you will likely cross it going from one temple to the other. In spring, lots of people gather to watch the cherry blossom. But also the rest of the year it is a common place to meet. When I was there, 3000 demonstrators against nuclear power met up here and started their walk through... More 

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Thank ziobilly2015
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Next to Yasaka-shrine, it is a beautiful spot to take a break. There is a food stand (whose name is Mari or something) inside the park and provides a crispy takoyaki @500 yen. When I visited in March( pretty much recetly), there was a light up from 6pm. Since the weather is nice (not raining), I had a great time... More 

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Halifax
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would love to visit when the hundreds of cherry blossom trees are in bloom . Still gorgeous in January though .

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

We visited at the start of the new year and found the park packed with people and vendors. Unfortunately there is a dearth of trash cans and many left their rubbish everywhere. Otherwise, the park has the potential of being a beautiful place that has a beautiful koi pond and bridge.

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Thank loveDCA
New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Walked though here in the late afternoon and evening because it was close to our hotel. It was a nice experience and seemed to have a few more locals instead of just tourists like many other places in the area. Saw lots of pretty landscapes and trees in the fall.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Complete with the meandering stream, ponds, arched bridges and pagodas, the park epitomizes the Japanese gardens. A flute player in traditional Japanese outfit was playing Japanese music, adding to the ambience. Nice place to relax on you walk in the Higashiyama area.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

The place was famous for sakura viewing but we have visited this park late last month. There were still many people there enjoying the peaceful environment and taking pictures around the pond with beautiful momiji at the background. Visitors are recommended to visit Gion as well after completing their trips here.

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Thank YTCHENG
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Trudged to this place from Kiyomizudera Temple . . Good place for photo shot especially in autumn, and its free.

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Thank Huyaa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I was just here on 14 nov for a wedding proposal photoshoot. The location is extremely easy to find and the scenery is worth your time. Do pop by as a couple if not with family is ok :)

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