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    Maruyama Park is located in the north-eastern part of Gion, and is a popular recreation area. It is nearby 2 visit-worthy temples; the Chion-in and the Heian Shrine.

    In the vicinity are two museums that reflect Kyoto's extensive history as a magnet for Japan's finest craftsmen; the Museum of Traditional Industry and then National Museum of Modern Art.

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      • Ponto-chō
        1.00 Km from Maruyama Park
        Ponto-chō (先斗町) is a Hanamachi district in Kyoto, Japan, known for geisha and home to many geisha houses and traditional tea houses. Like Gion, Pontochō is famous for the preservation of forms of traditional architecture and entertainment.
      • Nishiki Market
        1.35 Km from Maruyama Park
        Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba) (literally "brocade market") is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on a road one block north and parallel to Shijō Street (四条通, Shijō-dōri) and west of Teramachi Street (寺町通, Teramachi-dōri). Rich with history and tradition, the market is renowned as the place to obtain many of Kyoto's famous foods and goods.
      • Seimei Shrine
        3.80 Km from Maruyama Park
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      • Keihan Cable Line
        15.39 Km from Maruyama Park
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      • Iwashimizu Hachimangū
        15.65 Km from Maruyama Park
        Iwashimizu Hachimangū (石清水八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Yawata in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.
      • Hirakata Park
        25.59 Km from Maruyama Park
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      • Expoland
        31.45 Km from Maruyama Park
        Expoland, located in Suita, Osaka, Japan, was opened as the amusement zone at the International Exposition in 1970 (Expo '70) and thrived for over 30 years as an amusement park. There were more than 40 rides and attractions, 19 restaurants and shops. On May 5, 2007, a 19-year-old university student from Higashiomi, Shiga was killed and nineteen other guests were injured when the Fujin Raijin II derailed at Expoland. Initial reports said that forty people were injured, with thirty-one being taken...
      • Minakuchi Castle
        35.15 Km from Maruyama Park
        Minakuchi Castle (水口城, Minakuchi-jō), also known as Hekisui Castle, is a hirashiro (castle on a plain) located in Kōka, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
      • Himuro Shrine
        35.90 Km from Maruyama Park
        Himuro Shrine (氷室神社, Himuro Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It was established in 710. Kami enshrined here include Emperor Nintoku and Nukata no Onakatsuhiko no Mikoto (額田大仲彦命). The shrine's main festival is held annually on October 1.
      • Nara Hotel
        36.33 Km from Maruyama Park
        Nara Hotel (奈良ホテル) is a five star hotel in Nara, Japan. The hotel is located on the hillside overlooking Nara Park. Opened on October 17, 1909, it is one of the most historic hotels in Japan. It is partially owned by the West Japan Railway Company. In 2009 the first centennial anniversay of the hotel was celebrated.

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      • Chion-in
        The massive Chioninji is home to the Jodo ("Pure Land") Buddhist sect, which in the 12th century spread the appeal of Buddhism to the uneducated classes.

        Looming to an imposing height of 24 m (79 ft), its entrance gate is thought to be the largest structure of its kind in the world. The ringing of Chioninji's bell. Japan's largest and best known, is televised nationally when resident monks usher in the New Year.
        Chion-in 400 Rinkachō, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-8686, Japan
      • Gionmachi Kitagawa

        Higashiyama's Gion district is Kyoto's main historical center of traditional theater, arts, and (now) antiques. It is also known as the last training center for geishas. 

        This is the place to wander and soak up the sights and sounds of Kyoto's lone quarter still dedicated to traditional arts and entertainment. Your curiosity and patience will inevitably reward you with a glimpse of a genuine geisha or maiko (apprentice geisha), the copious layers of her opulent—and unimaginably heavy—silk kimono rustling as she hurries to an appointment or a training session.

        Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0073, Japan
      • Gion Corner
        Foreign visitors can enjoy the Gion Corner, held at Yasaka Hall to provide a selection of bite-sized samples of Japanese culture from March through November.

        In a comfortable little theater, you can watch a one-hour demonstration of tea ceremony, traditional music and dance, flower arranging, puppet theater, and a kyogen farce. (Tickets for Gion Corner are available from their website for groups 20+)
        Gion Corner Japan, 〒605-0805 京都府京都市東山区祇園街570−2
      • Minami-za
        The 17th-century Minamiza Theater is Japan's oldest. It stages the famous Kaomise kabuki show in December.
        Minami-za Japan, 〒605-0075 京都府京都東山区Nakanochō (Shijōdōri), 四条通大和大路西入中之町198
      • Higashiyama Ward
        On the Kyoto's east side, Hlgashlyama has temples, theaters, museums, and parks—a fine introduction to exploring the imperial city on foot.
        Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
      • National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto

        National Museum of Modern Art is, despite its name, mainly devoted to 19th- and 20th-century ceramics.

        National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto Japan, 〒606-8344 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Sakyō-ku, Okazaki Enshōjichō, 26−1
      • Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts
        The Museum of Traditional Industry presents a diverse collection of textiles, porcelain, fan, dolls, lacquerware, cutlery, and cabinetwork, with occasional live demonstrations by craftsmen.
        Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts Japan, 〒606-8343 京都府京都市左京区Sakyō-ku, Okazaki Seishōjichō, 岡崎成勝寺町9−1 京都市勧業館 みやこめっせ B1F
      • Kiyomizu-dera
        Kiyomizu temple is one of Kyoto's oldest, is so popular that on Sundays it offers all the serenity of rush hour at Kyoto's garish new station. But don't let that put you off.

        Founded in 788 just before the city entered its golden age as the imperial capital its numerous buildings nestle lovingly against steep Mt. Higashiyama in a dramatic cascade of thatched and tiled roofs. However, most of what we see today is actually a 17th-century reconstruction of the original 8th-century structure.

        With its numerous buildings set within extensive grounds Kiyomizu’s main attraction is the hondo (main hall). This elevated structure’s projecting wooden terrace is supported by a vast arrangement of 139 massive interlocking beams.

        Across on the mountainside is another terrace on which imperial courtiers and dignitaries would sit, while enjoying dance performance and music recitals on the hondo’s broad terrace.
        Kiyomizu-dera 294 Kiyomizu 1-chōme, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0862, Japan
      • Teramachi street shopping district
        Hideyoshi moved many of Kyoto's temples to this long narrow road during his reorganization of the city in 1591 following its near-total destruction by clan warfare.
        Teramachi street shopping district Japan, 〒604-0000 Kyōto-fu, Kyōto-shi, Nakagyō-ku, Higashidaimonjichō, 中京区東大文字町
      • Heian Shrine
        A huge arch (torii) spanning the main road marks the approach to the Heian Shrine. This popular shrine features a strongly Chinese-influenced design and an extensive landscaped garden considered one of Kyoto's finest, with numerous cherry trees and a large pond with an elegant pagoda linked to the shore by a covered bridge.
        Heian Shrine Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8341, Japan

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan -0.2 177.8 31.6 70
      Feb 0.1 170.7 32.2 67.2
      Mar 3.1 165.3 37.6 65.1
      Apr 9 160.4 48.2 63.1
      May 13.8 145.1 56.8 57.1
      Jun 18.1 217 64.6 85.4
      Jul 23 183.8 73.4 72.4
      Aug 23.7 170.1 74.7 67
      Sep 19.9 248 67.8 97.6
      Oct 13.6 179.6 56.5 70.7
      Nov 7.9 137 46.2 53.9
      Dec 2.9 156.9 37.2 61.8

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        • A good place to see cherry blossom, you can enjoy a traditional music in this place. Scenery around here will be perfect when you go to this place on spring season. You can sit near the lake and enjoy the view near the lake.
        • Beautiful shrine area. A lot of (overpriced) food vendors and several tourists but the shrine itself was lovely and well worth the visit as entry was free and the grounds were very impressive. Would highly recommend!
        • A must go in Kyoto. The park has very beautiful scenery and it wasn’t crowded when I went at night. A nice place to slow down your pace and take a walk to admire the beautiful landscape.
        • Got visit this park during in Hanatouro Higashiyama. It's exciting... Love it...
        • It's beautiful. There's even a guy playing the flute with his dog. It's like the park has its own soundtrack. Dog has its own sword. Don't mess with dog.

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