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



Anne Bernecker  @annebernecker - 2014-11-01
The Afternoon Stroll...Gion, Kyoto #streetstyle #kyoto #kimono #gion #japan
Orrin  @nirro04 - 2014-11-01
Went to Kyoto for an English speech contest today.
Ben Morris  @benmo_44 - 2014-11-01
Just found this note in my phone: 'Today I played baseball with a bunch of 70+ year old men in the gardens of the Imperial Palace, Kyoto.'
Kyoto,Kyoto,Japan  @__Kyoto_ - 2014-11-01
It is time to pray Isha 7:14 at Kyoto in Japan
MINAMI BOYZ M.G.  @MinamiBoyz - 2014-11-01
11.1 Event Info: @Chamberskyoto With @DJ_Vegas_JP @EmjaeOnline LIVE!! Big Party in Kyoto!
Bag on Nuts  @BagOfPeanuts - 2014-11-01
Found this photo of ME! Not mine, still its ME!#Halloween #theMASKEDMARVEL #coffee #KYOTO #喫茶 #京都 #Snoopy #Peanu...
伊右衛門bot  @Iyemonbot - 2014-11-01
Cherished in Japan through the ages, the pleasure of green tea from Fukujuen in Kyoto, IYEMON CHA.
Kaitlin Bell  @kaitibell - 2014-11-01
Autumn in Japan makes for pretty pictures! #Japan #kyoto #autumn
Kyoto-ya Japan  @KyotoyaJapan - 2014-11-01
Rain tomorrow in Kyoto! With a high of 23℃ 74F and a low of 11℃51F.
FairyQueen  @FairyQu31964336 - 2014-11-01
"@cat_jovi: Autumn color Kyoto" Beautiful picture
D Gonzales  @gonzales996 - 2014-11-01
My First Trip to Kyoto, Japan – Adam Chang #photography #arts #inspiration
Kaitlin Bell  @kaitibell - 2014-11-01
Such tranquillity here, I could stay all day. #kyoto #japan
まっきー@俵安団子  @makichan_mcz - 2014-11-01
Tower of kyoto
Alejandro Alvarez Co  @AlejandroAlCo - 2014-11-01
Really? Xmas carols in Kyoto November 1st?! #travel #USimport #slowdown !
永遠の放課後  @GiulianaK - 2014-11-01
#Halloween #theMASKEDMARVEL #coffee #KYOTO #喫茶 #京都 #Snoopy #Peanuts #JAPAN#japon#NEON #beer #soirée…
Gourmet Everything  @GourmetEvery - 2014-11-01
#GOURMETAPP A photo by foodspace Afternoon treat with Japanese-Kyoto style green tea and s
Arulraj  @johnrarulraj - 2014-11-01
TOEI KYOTO STUDIO PARK JAPAN's website about #Jilla
masatoshi denko  @markden70 - 2014-11-01
The wedding ceremony and party at the SODOH, Kyoto.
国際通訳株式会社  @kokusai_tsuyaku - 2014-11-01
Nara has famous and popular tourist attractions as well as Kyoto.
Kaitlin Bell  @kaitibell - 2014-11-01
Japan is a photographers paradise! Say cheese!! #kyoto #Japan
NJ_  @NJ_ - 2014-11-01
@BigOnAnime If New Kyoto Arc failed over there then I can't blame them.
国際通訳株式会社  @kokusai_tsuyaku - 2014-11-01
Kyoto is loved by many people around the world.
F2Z  @3xBanana - 2014-11-01
Still my bro so lucky got sponsor 7 days trip to tokyo,osaka,kyoto..damn
globalhorseform  @globalhorseform - 2014-11-01
KYOTO 11R MAINICHI BROADCAST SWAN STAKES G2 our top 4 horses / picks finished 1st, 2nd, 8th & 12!
Kaitlin Bell  @kaitibell - 2014-11-01
A day of guided temple and shrine hopping...The beautiful "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" #japan #kyoto
Jose Wonder  @JoseWonder1 - 2014-11-01 Do you know Kyoto,Japan? It is Kyoto. It is Japan. We have a…
Asif Khan  @asif_can - 2014-11-01
New wing of Kyoto national museum by Yoshio Taniguchi confidence clarity calmness
Kaitlin Bell  @kaitibell - 2014-11-01
Luckily enough to come across a bride & groom taking photos in a temples garden today. Beautiful! #Japan #kyoto
NJ_  @NJ_ - 2014-11-01
@BigOnAnime of the other crap he did before (2nd half of the filler) & afterwards (Reflections & New Kyoto Arc).
Erin Winkowski  @ccpErin - 2014-11-01
How I Shot This Light Painting Photo In Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto, Japan #photography #arts