Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

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Located in the heart of the city, Kyoto Gyoen National Garden is a natural oasis perfect for escaping the busyness of urban life. This vast green space surrounds the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kyoto Sento Imperial Palace and was designated as a national garden in 1949.



3 Kyoto-gyoen, Kamigyo ward, Kyoto 602-0881, Japan (Directions)


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From Kyoto Station, take the Karasuma Subway Line to Marutamachi Station (7 mins) or Imadegawa Station (9 mins). From either station, the walk is about 10 minutes to the garden’s west entrance.

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