Haradani-en Garden Kyoto
Haradani-en Garden is a privately owned garden in north west Kyoto above Kinkakuji Temple famed for its lovely cherry trees.
Haradani-en Garden, Kyoto 原谷苑
Haradani-en is located on top of a steep hill above Kinkakuji Temple in the north west of Kyoto.
Haradani-en is known for its lovely cherry blossoms in spring and draws a largely elderly set of visitors due to its rather challenging location (usually by taxi) and the steep entrance fee of 1200 yen (12 US$) or 1500 yen (15 US$) on weekends and public holidays.
Haradani-en Garden, Kyoto Cherry trees in full bloom, Haradani-en, Kyoto
Haradani-en is a privately owned garden covering 13,000 square meters with a variety of cherry trees to see, especially the late-flowering weeping cherry blossom.
Other plants and flowers in Haradani-en include azaleas, apple, rhododendron and dogwood.
Haradani-en, North West Kyoto
Haradani-en sakura, Kyoto
Access - Getting to Haradani-en
Haradani-en (in Japanese)
36 Okita-yama, Haradani Inui-cho, Kita-ku, KyotoTel: 075 461 2924Google map
Hours: 9am-5pmAdmission: 1200 yen for adults; 1500 yen on weekends and public holidays
There are M1 buses to Haradani-en from Kitaoji Bus Terminal on the Kyoto subway network, the bus passes by the Kinugasa campus of Ritsumeikan University.
A visit to Haradani-en can be combined in a half-day tour of Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), Ryoanji Temple, Toji-in Temple and Ninnaji Temple (also famous for its cherry blossoms), which are all located in the north west of Kyoto city.
To cycle up to Haradani-en is a steep climb past the golf course on the hill.
Cherry trees in blossom, Haradani-en, Kyoto