Mar/20 ~ early-April, 2020 Sakura Night Illumination at Maruyama Park3.3
from 3/20 '20 to 4/7 '20
Maruyama Park is the oldest park in Kyoto and located in the center of Gion area, next to Yasaka Shrine.
In the park, there is a walk-through Japanese garden with a pond in the centre. And the symbol of Maruyama Park, "Weeping Cherry of Gion", stands at the center of the park.
From middle-March each year, when approximately 800 cherry trees are in full bloom, Maruyama Park becomes Kyoto's most popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms. Especially the big "Weeping Cherry(shidare-zakura) of Gion" which is over 80 years old and 12-m tall attracts everyone. In the evening, the weeping cherry tree is illuminated with LED lights, and it creates a magical sight you would never experienced before!
Sakura Night Illumination : March 20 ~ early-April, 2020 (sunset ~ 22:00)
Admission : Free
Access : a 10-min walk from Gion-shijo Sta.
Purposeworld heritage,night view,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Gion-Shijo sta. (about 800m) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.03 months ago
Maruyama Park is an awesome park to visit as it's free and has plenty of space. Visit during spring to see the flowers particularly the weeping cherry try. VIsit in Autumn and see the trees "burn" in a yellow and orange foliage. I visited Maruyama Park with my family last December 2019 and I'd say that it was an awesome time. You should come visit or add this park to your itinerary as well.
5.02 weeks ago
Maruyama Park offers an absolute serene ambiance where you could take a quick, or heck a long, break while strolling around Gion and Higashiyama countless temples and shrines. You could say the park is located right in the middle of all the historical places, very convenient.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful park for enjoyment and relax
5.02 months ago
Great place for a quiet walk. I visited in summer. There's no much to see but still I would recommend this place for those who are looking for a break and calm place to seat.
5.06 months ago
Peaceful and absolutely beautiful. The cherry blossoms were stunning!