Otani Sobyo is a Buddhist temple and mausoleum for Jodo Shinshu Otani Sect monks including Monk Shinran (1173-1262), the founder of Shin Buddhism. Otani Sobyo was established Read more [...]
Maruyama Park is the main location for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in Kyoto, so it is best to arrive early in the morning before the crowds build up too much. Maruyama Park which covers 860,00 square metres, is the oldest park in Kyoto and features a strolling garden with a pond and its main attraction; shidarezakura – weeping cherry blossom tree. Maruyama Park is next to Yasaka Shrine in the Gion District.