Kyoto Garden 1

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 sample of what the city has to offer.

Tōfuku-ji

OPENING HOURS

9:00 to 16:30 (April to October)

8:30 to 16:30 (November to early December)

9:00 to 16:00 (early December to March)

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

From Kyoto Station ⇒ Nara Line ⇒ Tōfuku-ji Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

Keihan Line ⇒ Tōfuku-ji Station ⇒ 10 minutes walking

Kyoto City Bus ⇒ Route 208 ⇒ Tōfuku-ji Bus Stop ⇒ 10 minutes walking

Murin-an

OPENING HOURS

9:00~17:00

Closed: Dec. 29th – Jan. 3rd

 

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

By Subway Tōzai Line ⇒ Keage Station ⇒ 7 minutes walking

By City Bus ⇒ Route 5, 57, 32 or 100 ⇒ Dōbutsu-en-mae Bus Stop ⇒ 10 minutes walking

Shisen-dō

OPENING HOURS

09:00 - 17:00

Closed: May 25th

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

Eizan Railway ⇒ Ichijō Station ⇒ 15 minutes walking

Kyoto Station ⇒ Kyoto City Bus Route Number 5 ⇒ Ichijōji-kudari-matsumachi Bus Stop ⇒ 5 minutes walking

ALSO IN THE AREA

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Ganko Sushi Nijō-en

OPENING HOURS

11:00 - 22:00, reservations available by phone

NEAREST STATION / BUS STOP

Tōzai Subway Line ⇒ Kyoto Shiyakushō-mae Station ⇒ 5-10 minutes walking

Keihan Line ⇒ Sanjō Keihan Station ⇒ 15 minutes walking

Kyoto City Bus ⇒ Kawaramachi Nijō Bus Stop