Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden


Located in the center of the Kyoto city, this huge park-like compound includes several palace buildings. It was also the location of many fine residences belonging to the ranking noble court families until the time when they moved to Tokyo with the Emperor in 1868. Then these residences were torn down and a massive park with lawns and over 9,000 trees was created. Today, this extensive park area is a highly popular recreation and relaxation zone.
On the Hamaguri-gomon gate, you can find some real bullet holes which were made during the Kinmon Incident (Hamaguri Gate Rebellion) in 1864. At the south of the Hamaguri-gomon gate, there are 200 of plum trees and beautiful flowers can be seen from mid-February until mid-March.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Office: 8:30 - 17:15


  • No closing days
  • Office: Weekends, National holidays, and New Year's holidays

Price / RatePrice / Rate

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Imadegawa Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K06)
  • Short walk from Marutamachi Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K07)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 3, Kyotogyoen, Kamigyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 602-0881



ghostpatrol  @atlasvillage - 2014-10-24
Panorama: spent some time in kyoto - : )  @travelblog_org - 2014-10-24
Asia, Japan, Kyoto: Day 22 - Festivals everywhere
Peter Ajello  @peterajello - 2014-10-24
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist SKRILLEX - KYOTO (FT. SIRAH)
Edwar  @edwar_kyoto - 2014-10-24
I've shared 270 memories with my friends on #Path - see them now at! #thepersonalnetwork
山口紗代子  @sayoko1024 - 2014-10-24
yeeeeah!!!!!!!! My 26th Birthday!!!! #happy #birthday #cake #誕生日 #ritzcarlton @ The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
Hero  @yoursuperhero14 - 2014-10-24
Alone In Kyoto - such a timeless classic track
PresdalesJapanese  @PresdalesSensei - 2014-10-24
Our day in Kyoto was amazing! We were fortunate to have such a lovely autumn day. We visited the world heritage sites as we planned.
söf.  @sofiyah_w - 2014-10-24
Kyoto to the bay
Dipesh Mistry  @dipeshmistry1 - 2014-10-24
◆freyakins◆  @littlefreyakins - 2014-10-24
@happyrechan NOPE 3 boxes of Kyoto baked chocolate with Madoka designs on the front.
Shintaro Uehara  @Taro_shin_kyoto - 2014-10-24
@jjodx Thank you. Everything is now going well. See you there!
Niamh Shields  @eatlikeagirl - 2014-10-24
I am also working on a piece on Kyoto but I left the photos in London. Doh!
Kyoto Istedgade  @Kyotoistedgade - 2014-10-24
Jason Markk Shoe Cleaning #kyoto #kyotoistedgade #jasonmarkk @jason_markk
John-Patrick Skaar   @jpskaar - 2014-10-24
#experimental #sushi #dining #experience - excellent but I passed this one #kyoto #japan @ Musashi…
JJ  @jjodx - 2014-10-24
@Taro_shin_kyoto Hi Shintaro, I hope everything is going well in Baltimore. We'll catch up at SfN JJ
Argh!-tin Ghoulish  @regmcfly - 2014-10-24
@graphure @random_dave @skondo71 @adrianongaming brb flight to Kyoto
Victor Leong  @kjohan73 - 2014-10-24
When you're on a train and you're bored, what do you do? Pose! #kyoto #Osaka #vacay #fb @ Osaka, Japan
TokYokai Sonata  @Tokyo_Sonata - 2014-10-24
@TheDonovanViper I'll be living in Kyoto, Japan for 1 year. I've been saving for a few years, so it'll be like an extended holiday for me :D
Pauline Wright  @pollypippin - 2014-10-24
And more Kyoto! Blimey the architecture varies!
Joab Ler @ ガンプラ作る中  @joablys - 2014-10-24
Hmm... maybe we'll book 1 night at a hostel that i always go to when in Kyoto
Victor Leong  @kjohan73 - 2014-10-24
A leisurely stroll in the #bambooforest to walk off the monstrous beef brunch #kyoto #vacay #fb @…
Ardhi Rosanto  @ArdhiRosanto - 2014-10-24
Big white girl, don't let her bite yo dick off.... ♫ Kyoto (feat. Sirah) by @Skrillex —
  @tommohousewife - 2014-10-24
with every step you take kyoto to the bay
Kyoto Office  @KyotoOffice - 2014-10-24
We are (intermittently) doing casual research on the 26 artists currently announced to participate in #Parasophia:
Fernie Jasmine  @FernieJasmine - 2014-10-24
No wonder #otsuka is rated #1 in #kyoto. Best beef I've had, like ever! @ Arashiyama
Victor Leong  @kjohan73 - 2014-10-24
Spectacular view ... And the river in the background's not bad either 😏 #corny #kyoto #vacay #fb @…
Bihu Ray  @RayBihu - 2014-10-24
Kyoto protocol and its goals are the first highlights of todays talk #climatechange #acj #hinducentre
Ajit Benjamin Daniel  @AjitDaniels - 2014-10-24
@Jairam_Ramesh countries under Kyoto protocol covered only 20% of all greenhouse gases #ACJ #TheHinduCentre #climatechange
Anand Jayaram  @Stormrider117 - 2014-10-24
, countries under Kyoto protocol covered only 20% of all greenhouse gases #ACJ #TheHinduCentre
Arka Bhattacharya  @TraderOfDeath - 2014-10-24
@Jairam_Ramesh speaks about Kyoto and successive cooperative protocols. #climatechange #thehinducentre