Maruyama Park

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Completed in 1886 (Meiji 19), this is the oldest park in Kyoto. In 1893 (Meiji 26), fountain works using canal water were attached to the Hyotan-Numa pond. In 1914 (Taisho 3), Ogawa Jihei VII added the finishing touch by completing an authentic circuit style walking garden. Ogawa Jihei was especially skilled at incorporating artificial stones within stone edgings lining ponds. Here he deftly integrates the type of artificial stones used in bridge beams along with natural rocks.
The park is currently home to about 680 cherry blossom trees. The central weeping cherry blossom trees are particularly famous. They are 87 years old (2nd generation cherry blossoms). With illumination lighting up the cherry blossoms at night during their blooming season, this park is also famous as a beautiful cherry blossom viewing spot.

Basic information

Address

Postal code:605-0071
Maruyama-cho473, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City (one of several addresses)

Time held/open

The park is always open

Regular holidays/closings

Open every day

Access

- Take city bus, get off at "Gion," walk 3 min.

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Contact information

Name

Maruyama Park

Website

http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kensetu/page/0000083282.html

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