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Beautiful Scenery You’ll Only Find in Kyoto

This video, titled “[4K] The Gardens of Kyoto / from January to June [4K] 京都の庭園・1月から6月,” was released by “Yurara Sarara.”
The video shows the scenery of Kyoto's gardens from winter to early summer.
There are many beautiful gardens in Kyoto that are great for posting to your Instagram!
In this article, we’ll introduce information about gardens and sightseeing routes in Kyoto that will allow you to discover the beauty of Japan!

The Beautiful Snowy Park in the Video

Image of Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto
Photo:Sanzen-in Temple, Kyoto

The quiet, snowy garden introduced at 0:12 in the video is Sanzen-in Temple, a popular sightseeing destination.

In the northern part of Kyoto City, there are many places of interest where you can see spectacular snowscapes.
During winter in Kyoto, you can see beautiful camellia and plum blossoms.
The view of the snow falling on the petals of the flowers is a very special sight.

Must-See Gardens During Spring in Kyoto

Image of the rock garden at Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto
Photo:The rock garden at Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto

From 2:43 in the video, you can see the beautiful cherry blossoms bloom all over Kyoto in spring, providing a breathtaking view of the city.
The area around Okazaki, where Heian Shrine and Nanzenji Temple are located, is another popular destination among tourists for its historical museums and spacious parks.

There's also the Katsura Imperial Villa, where you can experience Japanese architectural culture, and Ryoan-ji Temple, famous for its stone garden that uses with 15 different types of stones.
Be sure not to miss the breathtaking sight of cherry blossom petals dancing across the rock garden created using stones and sand.

Gardens With the Best Early Summer Atmosphere in Kyoto

Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto
Photo:Tofukuji Temple, Kyoto

We highly recommend visiting Kyoto's beautiful gardens during late spring-early summer, as this is when the fresh greenery is most vibrant.
We recommend checking out Tofukuji Temple, introduced at 4:39 in the video, and Tadasu no Mori at Shimogamo Shrine.
Nonomiya Shrine in Arashiyama, a place that appears often in classical Japanese literature, is another destination that many tourists come to to heal.

At 5:51 in the video, you'll see a beautiful view of Murin-an, a quiet spot where you can enjoy green tea while admiring the garden created by Ogawa Jihei.
The garden offers a spectacular view of Kyoto's fresh greenery, and in fall, it's decorated with the vibrant colors of the autumn leaves.
Visiting the garden in different seasons will allow you to enjoy a new experience each time.

Summary of Kyoto’s Beautiful Gardens

Image of autumn foliage at Heian Shrine, Kyoto
Photo:Autumn foliage at Heian Shrine, Kyoto

The video “[4K] The Gardens of Kyoto / from January to June [4K] 京都の庭園・1月から6月” introduces many of the beautiful gardens that Kyoto has to offer.

By watching the video, you’ll get a good idea of what to expect when visiting Kyoto’s gardens, and also find some beautiful locations, including famous temples, hidden gardens, and popular parks, to throw on your itinerary for when you visit Kyoto!
Be sure to check out the video to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kyoto!

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Last Updated : Aug. 18, 2022
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