Travel Note of Kyoto for Cherry Blossoms Part 6: Kyoto Gyoen National Garden and Kyoto Imperial Palace

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[Introduction]

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

[Travel Date]
2016.04.05-07

[Main Part]

The second day morning of my Kyoto trip.

Breakfast at Inoda Coffee

I visited Inoda Coffee main shop to have breakfast.Kyoto Inoda Coffee

It was one of the most famous coffee shops in Kyoto.

Inside the coffee shop.""

Breakfast.Kyoto Inoda Coffee breakfast

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.Kyoto Gyoen Munakata Shrine cherry blossoms1

Kyoto Gyoen Munakata Shrine cherry blossoms2

Kyoto Gyoen Munakata Shrine cherry blossoms3

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Demizu Stream.Kyoto Gyoen Demizu Stream cherry blossoms

Other snaps.Kyoto gyoen1

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Cherry trees at Remains of Gakushuin.Kyoto gyoen Gakushuin cherry blossoms1

Kyoto gyoen Gakushuin cherry blossoms2

Kyoto gyoen Gakushuin cherry blossoms3

There were several airplane tracks.Kyoto gyoen3

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Cherry trees at Konoe Mansion site.Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms1

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms2

The venue was used for a campaign poster of Kyoto tourism.京都御苑 そうだ京都、行こう。

Zoomed cherry blossoms’ photos with various color settings.Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms3

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms4

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms5

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms6

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms7

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms8

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms9

Kyoto gyoen Konoe Mansion site cherry blossoms10

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.

Gishu-mon gate.Kyoto Imperial Palace Gishu-mon gate

There were so many visitors.Kyoto Imperial Palace

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Jomei-mon gate.Kyoto Imperial Palace Jomei-mon gate

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Shishinden.Kyoto Imperial Palace Shishinden Cherry blossoms

Kyoto Imperial Palace Shishinden2

Kyoto Imperial Palace Shishinden3

Kyoto Imperial Palace Shishinden4

Seiryoden.Kyoto Imperial Palace Seiryoden

Kogosho.Kyoto Imperial Palace Kogosho

Oikeniwa.Kyoto Imperial Palace Oikeniwa1

Kyoto Imperial Palace Oikeniwa2

Kyoto Imperial Palace Oikeniwa3

Kyoto Imperial Palace Oikeniwa4

Kyoto Imperial Palace Oikeniwa5

Near the exit.""

Cherry trees.Kyoto Imperial Palace Cherry blossoms

[Closing]

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.

[Related Link]
Kyoto Travel Guide (English)
Inoda Coffee (English)
Kyoto Gyoen (English)
Kyoto Imperial Palace (English)


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