Shōsei-en

sights / Parks & gardens

Shōsei-en information

Location
Kyoto , Japan
Address
Karasuma-dōri, Shichijō-agaru, Shimogyō-ku
Telephone
+81 75 371 9210
Getting there
Train: Kyoto Station
Prices
admission ¥500
Opening hours
9am-3.30pm
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About five minutes’ walk east of Higashi Hongan-ji, this garden is a nice green island in a vast expanse of concrete. While it’s not on par with many other gardens in Kyoto, it’s worth a visit if you find yourself in need of something to do near Kyoto Station, perhaps paired with a visit to the temple. The lovely grounds, incorporating the Kikoku-tei villa, were completed in 1657.