The last place on our itinerary was the Maruyama Park and Yasaka Shrine. These two sights are just beside each other and can be visited together. Maruyama Park is one of the best places to see cherry blossoms in spring. They have this famous weeping tree that looks beautiful in spring and creepy in fall (for me)! Yasaka Shrine is a famous shrine between Gion and Higashiyama Districts. Aside from the shrines, the dance stage (which houses lanterns) is a sight to see during the evening.

Maruyama Park

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Maruyama Park

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Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

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Shijo street as seen at the entrance of Yasaka Shrine.

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Creating this post made me realize I wish I took more photos of Yasaka Shrine and Shijo Street. I also wished we explored Gion District! Funny story is, we were supposed to eat at a ramen restaurant near Yasaka Shrine but we didn’t check their closing time. By the time we got there, they were closed! Mike and I were starving by this time and we just wanted to eat. We ended up eating at Kyoto station instead of exploring this area more. A bit regretful of this decision but I guess it’s just another reason to go back! ❤

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About the Author Kat

To keep it short and simple: I'm twenty-nine years old. Still plenty young, but not as young as I used to be.

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