I traveled to Kyoto to view cherry blossoms for three days and two nights. Although the weather was not always good, cherry blossoms in Kyoto were marvelous. In this article, I will write about Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Kyoto Imperial Palace as part of Day 2.
[Series of articles]
* Day 1 (1) Heian Jingu Shrine and Okazaki Canal (Jikkokubune Boat Ride)
* Day 1 (2) Keage Incline and Nanzenji Temple
* Day 1 (3) Philosopher’s Path
* Day 1 (4) Takenaka Inari Shrine, Munetada Shrine, Shinnyodo Temple and Konkai Komyoji Temple
* Day 1 (5) Maruyama Park, Nene Road, Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (evening illuminations)
* Day 2 (1) Kyoto Gyoen and Kyoto Imperial Palace [This article]
* Day 2 (2) Honmanji Temple, Nijo Castle, Shinsen-en and Kiyomizu-dera Temple
* Day 2 (3) To-ji Temple (including evening illuminations) and Rikuson-no Shrine
* Day 3 (1) Arashiyama (Bamboo Grove), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion Shirakawa and Kenninji Temple
The second day morning of my Kyoto trip.
Breakfast at Inoda Coffee
I visited Inoda Coffee main shop to have breakfast.
It was one of the most famous coffee shops in Kyoto.
Inside the coffee shop.
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
After breakfast, I visited Kyoto Gyoen National Garden.
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden was so huge and there were several historical places in the garden.
Cherry blossoms in Munakata shrine.
Cherry trees at Remains of Gakushuin.
There were several airplane tracks.
Cherry trees at Konoe Mansion site.
The venue was used for a campaign poster of Kyoto tourism.
Zoomed cherry blossoms’ photos with various color settings.
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Then, I visited Kyoto Imperial Palace. It is opened to the public twice a year (spring and fall) and when I traveled to Kyoto this time, the palace was luckily opened to the public.
There were so many visitors.
Near the exit.
That’s it for the article about Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Kyoto Imperial Palace as part of Day 2. Although I have been lived in Tokyo for many years, I have never been to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. So, I decided to visit it in the near future 🙂
In the next article, I will write about Nijo Castle etc.