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Umekoji Park Suzaku Garden

Suzaku Garden

An urban oasis close to Kyoto Station [Umekoji Park]

Opened in 1995 to commemorate the 1200th anniversary of the founding of the Heian capital. The park is dotted with spots where you can fully enjoy the richness of nature, such as the lawn square, the Japanese garden, and the Suzaku garden, which makes it hard to believe you are in the center of the city. Around the Suzaku Garden and Kawara Playground, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll while gazing at the tree-lined streets of autumn leaves. During the Umekoji Park Autumn Leaves Festival, the Suzaku garden is lit up, creating a magical atmosphere that is different from the daytime.
In addition, there are plenty of cultural spots such as the Chinchin train, which was introduced as the first Kyoto city tram, Kyoto City's first full-scale aquarium [Kyoto Aquarium], and Japan's largest railway museum [Kyoto Railway Museum]. It is popular among citizens as an urban oasis that can be enjoyed throughout the day.

Umekoji Park

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time to see/usually mid-November to early December
    Umekoji Park Autumn Foliage Festival
    Entry Period / Friday, November 10, 2023 - Sunday, November 26, 2023
    Admission: 17:00 - 21:00 (last admission at 20:30)
    Admission: Adults 600 yen, elementary school students 300 yen, preschool children free

Umekoji Park

  • Ume Koji Koen
  • 56-3 Kankijicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • Short walk from JR Umekoji Park Kyoto Nishi Station
    15 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station
  • Tel.075-352-2500
  • open all year round
    *Suzaku Garden and Forest of Life are closed on Mondays (if Monday is a national holiday, the following weekday will be closed), year-end and New Year holidays
  • No parking lot (exclusive parking lot for disabled and elderly people is available)
  • http://www.kyoto-ga.jp/umekouji/

  • [Normal admission]
    Admission time / free
    * Suzaku Garden and Forest of Life open from 9:00 to 17:00 (reception closes at 16:30)
    Admission fee / Free inside the park
    *Entrance fee for Suzaku Garden and Forest of Life is 200 yen.
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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