Maruyama – Super Beautiful Park Between Temples in Kyoto
Usually, the first thing that comes in by travelers who will be travelling to Kyoto is creating a list of temples that will be visited. That’s Fair enough, because Kyoto is indeed famous for its temples.
There are actually several alternative places that can be used as transit point before switching to the next destination, depending on the location of tourist attraction you want to achieve. If the area of Higashiyama is one of the tourist destinations that fit into your list, then consider visiting Maruyama Park.
Japan is famous for its variety of beautiful green gardens. One of them is the Maruyama Park. Maruyama Park is conveniently located near to Yasaka Temple which is one of the most popular temples in Japan, and it is located just about 3 minutes of walk from Gion bus stop. Maruyama Park is an ideal as a place to rest after you’ve tired walking around the area, or simply want to Higashiyama transit before moving to the next location.
Maruyama Park itself was noted as one of the oldest gardens in Kyoto. The size is so extraordinary, reaching 86000 square meters. The Park can be easily accessed from the Chion-in Temple which is a main temple of the Jodo shu-stream. Several other temple adjacent to the Park is the Shoren-in Temple, Chion-in and also the Kodai-in Temple. Essentially, the Park is located at the center of popular temples in Japan so that visitors could come into the park before visiting each temple.
As a place to relax, the citizens of Sapporo Park is usually come to see sakura in early May and to enjoying Hokkaido Annual Shrine Festival in June. The interesting point of Maruyama Park, is because it has a large-sized Cheri tree that already quite old. At night, the this Cheri tree will decorated with special lighting so that visitors can do yozakura (enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms in the evening).
The beauty of the Park also can still be enjoyed in the summer. The lush of growing trees will make the atmosphere of the garden feels increasingly cool, and at this season’s many visitors like to do a picnic under the trees.
In Maruyama Park visitors will find a Lake where on top of it there is a small bridge typical of Japan. In the beautiful garden there is a special spot for the Orchid plant so that those of you who lovers of Orchid plant can enjoy the plants.
In addition to having panoramic views that can be enjoyed in all four seasons, Maruyama Park is also equipped with several facilities in addition to the garden area designed as stroll garden. In the park there are several resting places, and also a restaurant. So for those of you who are planning a picnic in the park but not had time to bring a lunchbox, you can buy food in garden restaurant to be enjoyed under a tree.
Pictures of Maruyama Park
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