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English || Kyoto Gyoen National Garden[Ministry of Environment]

Information

Photo: Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

Kyoto Gyoen is the national garden, which is 1.3km from north to south and 0.7km from east to west. It is open to everyone anytime. This area was Court Nobles Residential Area in the Edo period. After the transfer of the capital to Tokyo, buildings were removed and Kyoto Gyoen (garden) was established to preserve the Imperial Palace. After The World War ・U, Kyoto Gyoen was changed to be a national garden. Today, there are famous historic spots in this garden including Kyoto Imperial Palace. Also it becomes the place where people could spend their time in nature.
Kyoto Gyoen Stroll map① [PDF 726KB]
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Notice

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden is open to everyone, anytime (admission free).
Please do not cause any inconvenience to others.

Contact Us

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden Office, Ministry of the Environment
Address: 3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 602-0881
Tel: +81-(75)-211-6348

User's Guide

Facility Information

Visiting Shu Sui Tei Tea-ceremony room(House)

Open Days
Every Friday & Saturday from March to December
The Aoi-Matsuri fesitival, The Jidai-Matsuri fesitival, and open days of Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Open from
Tea ceremonies, HAIKU and YOKYOKU gatherings can be held by prior application, other than open days, New Year's Eve and New Year holidays.
Admission fee
100 Yen/One person.

Visiting Kaninnomiya Residence Site

Open days
All year, except Mondays, New Year's Eve and New Year Holidays.
Open from
9:00AM -4:00PM
  • ※Closed at 4:30PM

Admission free

Athletic Facilities

There are athletic facilities such as playground, tennis and gate ball courts within the park.
The facilities can be used by prior application.

Parking Areas

Nakadachiuri-nishi Parking Lot (Parking space for 20 buses and 250 cars)
Open from : 7:40 AM - 7:30 PM (Unloading is available 24hours)
Seiwain-higashi Parking Lot (Parking space for 80 cars)
Open from : 8:40 AM - 8:00 PM (Unloading is available until 8:00 PM)

Applications and Inquiries

National Gardens Association Kyoto Gyoen
Address: 3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 602-0881
Tel: +81-75-211-6364

Access to KYOTOGYOEN National Garden

From JR "Kyoto Station"
Change to Subway Karasuma Line (Kyoto Station)
from JR (Kyoto Station).
Approx. 10 min. ride of Subway Karasuma Line
from "Kyoto Station" to "Marutamachi Station".
Approx. 3 min. walk from "Marutamachi Station".
From Hankyu Line "Karasuma Station"
Change to Subway Karasuma Line (Shijo Station)
from Hankyu Kyoto Line (Karasuma Station).
Approx. 5 min. ride of Subway Karasuma Line
from "Shijo Station" to "Marutamachi Station".
Approx. 3 min. walk from "Marutamachi Station".
From Keihan Line "Jingū-Marutamachi Station"
Approx. 15 min. walk from "Jingū-Marutamachi Station".
Image: accessmap

Visiting Kyoto Imperial Palace

Photo: Kyoto Gosho

You will need a pre-authorization of the Imperial Household Agency to enter the Kyoto Imperial Palace or Sento Imperial Palace. For more information, please check the website below.

Kyoto Imperial Palace is opened to the public twice a year (spring and fall).
For more information, please check the website below.

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