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Maruyama Park

円山公園(まるやまこうえん)
Area East area
Category Park

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Maruyama Park is a public park located in the back of the Yasaka-jinja Shrine in the middle of the Higashiyama district. it has become a favorite "hanami"(picnic under the cherry-blossoms) spot, during late March to late April, and gets so crowded at that time. in "hanami" season, many food stands selling variety of foods such as udon noodles, snacks, yakitori(skewered chicken) and Japanese sweets in the the park. Maruyama Park is also famous for a gorgeous "shidare zakura" (weeping cherry tree) which gets illuminated in the night during the "hanami" season.

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"Hyotan-ike"(a gourd-shaped pond) at Maruyama Park. You can take a stroll around the pond.

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The most famous spot in the park is "shidare zakura". The first cherry blossom tree withered in 1947. The one you are seeing now is the second generation.

Address Maruyama-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
京都府京都市東山区円山町
Tel 075-222-3586
Open all day
Admission free
Access 5 minute walk from Keihan Railway Shijo Station
10 minute walk from Hankyu Railway Kawaramachi Station
2 minute walk from City Bus Stop Gion
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