About Maruyama Park
If you go to the back of Gion Yasaka Shrine, there is Maruyama park. The Maruyama park is adjacent to the Yasaka Shrine, Kodai Temple and Chion Temple, and it would be fun to look around together.
Maruyama park is famous for its huge cherry in the garden. When it becomes the season of cherry blossoms in spring, it is very crowded with visitors from other prefectures including Kyoto prefecture. It may be a tourist destination with many visitors to the cherry blossoms in Kyoto City. Maruyama park is a place where cherry blossoms bloom early in Kyoto city.
The park has a lot of street vendors and a red sheet space to see the cherry blossoms as seen in the photos. (There is a charge.) You can also have a cherry blossom feast in the park, but you need to take a place in advance. At the peak of the cherry blossom season, the park is packed with plastic picnic sheet, so it is necessary to secure a place in the early hours.(free of charge) However, the manners of the place taking in recent years are regarded as a problem.
Maruyama Park photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
Maruyama-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
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|Parking lot||Kyoto City Maruyama Parking Lot 134 spaces, 250 yen/30 min. for regular cars, 100 yen/30 min. for motorcycles|
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
Yasaka Shrine is a shrine in Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and is said to have been erected in 656, and is also known as the Yamabokojunko endpoint of Gion festival.
Chionin is a temple with a very large Sanmon and Mikagedo of Jodo head in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Chionin officially called the Kachozan Chionkyoin Otani Temple, and at the foot there is a Kacho junior college.
Kodai Temple is a temple of the Rinzai Kenninji sect in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and Hideyoshi Toyotomi's wife Kitanomandokoro (Nene) erected this temple to pray for the souls of Hideyoshi.