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Ideal Park for a stroll

It was turning cold and the trees were displaying their Autumn leaves. I walked around Umekoji Park... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2018
Queensland, Australia
A Public Park

Early morning at about 5.30 am, I came out from my hostel (Guest Inn Kyoto Garaku) for a morning... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Kankijicho Simogyoku, Kyoto 600-8835, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

This is definitely the hidden gem during the autumn foliage season. No crowds at all and you can enjoy the sightseeing of the perfect view of the autumn leaves in this peaceful park during night time. Entrance fee is 400 Yen per person (Nov 2018)....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PXJin
Reviewed 27 April 2018

The park has a world-class Railway Museum aan nd Aquarium embedded in it. It has walking paths, seats from which to watch the railway lines, old trams to dine in, water features, play areas and shady trees. Good at any time of the year.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

This park was a MUST for families in Kyoto. Great playground, grassy area, small pond, and contains the aquarium (did not visit) and railroad museum (5 stars). Visited this park several times during our visit. Young kids will appreciate the break from the shrines and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It was turning cold and the trees were displaying their Autumn leaves. I walked around Umekoji Park enjoying the different areas and the variety of trees. I watched the old steam train from the museum taking people for a ride and smiled at the small...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tasro
Reviewed 12 January 2018

Early morning at about 5.30 am, I came out from my hostel (Guest Inn Kyoto Garaku) for a morning stroll around the vicinity. The sky was still dark and the road vehicle traffic volume was light. I like such wandering before day break to observe...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank soh_kien_peng
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This park has an excellent playground for smaller children. Probably best for 8 years and under. The equipment was safe and challenging. Young and old enjoyed the big slide. The aquarium has an excellent dolphin pool where you can watch them play, even if the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank judylynneshelman
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This could be a nice park but it seemed very run down and uncared for. In such a nice location this is a pity. Still, we sat for a while and watched the trains passing by including the Shinkasen in the distance and this was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

The park is near the Railway Museum and Aquarium. You will likely pass it if you are coming from Kyoto Station. There is a large playground we came across on the way to the museum. Kids loved it. There was also a little tram that...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank jeanne_peg
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The park is moderate, you will pass the park way go to Kyoto train museum. Buying lunchbox at Isetan JR Kyoto basement and to eat lunch is a good idea. You can ride small battery driven train 150JPY (but it only runs 200m)

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank helmettt
Reviewed 8 December 2016

An incredible little garden. We were extremely lucky as we got there just one day before the end of the illumination period. This place is truly magical. Maple trees and red pines are beautifully illuminated and are amazingly reflected on the little pond. A must...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank SophiaK
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