[Kyoto] Autumn leaves of Kyoto Gyoen National Garden (京都御苑)

Yellow world, Kyoto Imperial garden (Marutamachi) KYOTO
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Though reservation in advance is required for entering Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御苑), the park can be visited at anytime without reservation.


Imperial palace is located in the park. The gate was closed because it was early in the morning when I visited there.


The park is vast. We need half day for viewing whole the park.

Entrance, Kyoto Imperial palace (Marutamachi)

Where ?

As you see this map, the garden is so large. It’s between Marutamachi station and Imadegawa station. So, many people pass through the park.

Beautiful Autumn garden

This park was decorated with Autumn leaves as well as Kiyomizudera temple. Though many leaves were fallen because of long rainfall. But red and yellow wet carpet was enough beautiful.

Yellow world, Kyoto Imperial garden (Marutamachi)
Autumn illumination of Kiyomizu temple (清水寺) in Kyoto
When I visited Kyoto, I saw light-up Autumn leaves at two temples. One was Tenjyuan temple that was posted the other day

And the park have Itsukushima Jinja shrine (厳島神社). It is dedicated to mother of Kiyomori Tairano.


It had solemn atmosphere around there.


Admission fee of Kyoto Imperial park and palace is free.
Imperial household agency prepare English website.

The park was great as expected. and I want to enter the palace next time 🙂

About the place

Name in English / Kyoto Gyoen National Garden (Kyoto Imperial Garden)
Name in Japanese / 京都御苑
Address / 3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / +81752116348
URL / Website, Twitter, Instagram


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