Kyoto Garden 2

Japan’s unique culture of garden design and appreciation has brought it renown all over the world, and Kyoto is home to some of the best gardens in the country.  With dry landscape karesansui gardens (“Zen gardens”), strolling gardens, tea gardens, and gardens that borrow from the landscape around them, Kyoto is bound to delight anyone with a love of gardens or a green thumb.  Though there are countless gardens we could recommend, let this itinerary show you several different styles and serve as a sampler of what the city has to offer

Daitoku-ji

OPENING HOURS

9:00 to 16:00 (some sub-temples open until 16:30 or 17:00)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 101, 205, or 206 ⇒ Daitoku-ji-mae Bus Stop ⇒ 2 minutes walking

From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 9 ⇒ Kitaōji Horikawa Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking

Subway Karasuma Line ⇒ Kitaōji Station ⇒ 15 minutes walking

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Toraya

OPENING HOURS

10:00-18:00 (L.O. 17:30)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

Subway Karasuma Line ⇒
Imadegawa Station ⇒ 7 minutes walking

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OPENING HOURS

11:00, 13:30 (reserve online at http://sankan.kunaicho.go.jp/english/guide/sento.html)

Other times available for “walk-ins” at the  Imperial Household Agency’s Information Center

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

Subway Karasuma Line ⇒ Imadegawa Station OR Marutamachi Station ⇒ 5 minutes walking

Subway Tōzai Line ⇒ Kyoto Shiyakusho Mae Station ⇒ 20 minutes walking

Keihan Line ⇒ Jingu-Marutamachi Station OR Demachiyanagi Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

City Bus ⇒ Karasuma Imadegawa Bus Stop OR Furitsu Idai Byōin Mae Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking

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NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From JR Kyoto station ⇒ City Bus Routes 9, 50 and 101 ⇒ Shinsen-en-mae Station

Tōzai Subway Line ⇒ Nijojo-mae Station

Kōdai-ji Light-up (Not Available in Winter)

OPENING HOURS

Sunset – 9:30 pm

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From Shijō Station OR Hankyū Kawaramachi Station ⇒ City Bus Route 207 ⇒ Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking

From Kyoto Station ⇒ City Bus Route 206 ⇒ Higashiyama Yasui Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking

From Kyoto Station ⇒ Taxi for 15 minutes

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