Kyoto Sights

Maruyama Koen (Maruyama Park)

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Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

A gift to the city in 1886, this well-attended park lies just north of the also popular Yasaka Shrine. Crowds flow through, locals stop to people-watch, vendors supply visitors with beverages, and musicians occasionally entertain passersby. Visitation spikes as the new year dawns, when many people gather to hear the gigantic bell of Chion-in rung at midnight; and during cherry-blossom season, when the sky turns pink with those overhead boughs.

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Kyoto, 605-0071, Japan

Published 12/10/2015


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