There are literally thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Kyoto. Many of them has a wealth of gardens. It’s great fun to take in the breathtaking scenery for each season. Kyoto also has a fine Botanical Gardens and a number of worthwhile public gardens and other green spaces affording residents and visitors to relax, picnic, jog,stroll and to catch Rare Pokémon.

Maruyama Park


Maruyama Park located behind Yasaka Shrine in the Gion area of Kyoto, is the most popular place for cherry blossom viewing in the city of Kyoto.  The park is a pleasant place to stroll.

Access : 10-minute walk from Keihan Gion Shijo Station.

Kyoto Botanical garden


Kyoto Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Japan and is blessed with over 12,000 species of plants. Kyoto Botanical Garden has both European and Japanese style gardens, and with its many cherry trees is a wonderful place in spring.

Access : 5-minute walk from Kitayama station on the subway karasuma line.

Hours : 9:00 to 16:00

Admission : 200yen

Kamo-gawa River banks

photo by Nullumayulife

The banks of the Kamo-gawa River Banks are a favorite place for residents and visitors to relax, stroll, cycle, picnic and admire the cherry trees in season. In the evening sit down to watch the sun set before heading off. There is the Pokémon nest on the Shijo Bridge.

Access : 1-minute walk from Keihan Gion-Shijo station


Arashiyama Park

arashiyama park
photo by 360@旅行ナビ

Arashiyama park is in the west side of Kyoto and is divided into Kameyama area, Nakanojima area and Rinzenji area. This park is filled with historical shrines and temples, so is already famous for many tourists. Also, you should see Bamboo Forest.

Access : 15-minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama station on the JR Sanin main line


Keihanna commemorative park


You can enjoy Japanese gardens and Budding tree forests, If you want to escape into nostalgic countryside scenery

Hours : 9:00 to 16:30

Admission : 200yen

Access : 30-minute walk from Hosono station on the JR Gakken-toshi line


Seifuso Villa

seifu-so garden

Seifuso Villa is an early modern Japanese-style work of architecture built between the end of the Meiji and Taisho periods as a private residence which is currently owned by Kyoto University. It has been used for educational purposes. Japanese garden here is fabulous and you can enjoy autumn leaves in autumn.

Access : 5-minute walk from Demachiyanagi station on the Keihan main line


●Pokemon’s nest in Osaka

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