Haradani-en Garden, located on top of a hill above Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto has a lovely hidden garden. It’s truly superb in cherry blossom season to visit.
Murin-an Villa & Garden/ Kyoto
Murin-an villa and garden, located in the neighborhood of Nanzen-ji and Heian-jingu shrine is a wonderful place to relax or stroll the garden in all seasons.
The Kyoto Botanical Garden
The oldest botanical garden in Japan, located north of Kyoto city is a good place to enjoy seasonal scenery, especially cherry blossoms and autumn leaves.
Rakusai Chikurin Bamboo Park/ Kyoto
Rakusai Chikurin Bamboo Park is located in south-west of Arashiyama. You can see beautiful bamboo forest without the crowds like Arashiyama’s bamboo forest.
Hoshida-Enchi Park/ Osaka
Hoshida-Enchi,a national park with the largest wooden foot bridge in Japan, is located in the east side of Osaka for a day hike or a picnic.
Former Chikurin-in Temple/ Shiga
Former Chikurin-in Temple, located at the foot of Mount Hieizan in Shiga, originally a villa of Enryaku-ji monks, is famous for its huge and beautiful garden.
Kamo-gawa Delta/ Kyoto
The Kamo-gawa Delta is home to Tadasu no mori, the famous woods of Shimogamo Shrine. A triangular shaped delta by Kyoto’s iconic Kamo-gawa River, to chill out.
Shosei-en Garden (渉成園) / Kyoto
Shosei-en,a traditional strolling style Japanese garden, hidden behind large walls in the urban Kyoto area is located just 12-minute from Kyoto station.
Uchiagegawa Ryokuchi Park/ Osaka
Uchiage-gawa Chisui Ryokuchi Park, a greenery park with a flood control pond is located in Neyagawa city of Osaka, to offer a stunning sight of cherry blossom.
Mount Wakakusa-yama/ Nara
Mount Wakakusa-yama, a grassy mountain is located behind Nara Park between Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga-Taisha Shrine. You can have excellent views of Nara city.
Umekoji Park (梅小路公園) / Kyoto
Umekoji Park,located in the east side of Kyoto station,is one of the biggest open grassy field in the city. You can enjoy many seasonal flowers.
Maruyama Park (円山公園) / Kyoto
Maruyama Park is behind Yasaka Shrine in the Higashiyama District in Kyoto.The park is popular for both locals and visitors, specially when cherry trees bloom.