Gardens at Night

Gardens at Night

Kyoto is known for its gardens, which date back for centuries and create a foundation of silent wonder in this very busy city.   But what you may not know, is that during two seasons of the year (fall foliage and cherry blossoms), many of the gardens and temples are open late into the evening with gardens and buildings alight to show off the special seasonal transformation.  Each site’s schedule is different, so you’ll need to check with the garden before going.  However, some hotels (the Hyatt Regency Kyoto, for example), create a list of all the gardens with their opening and closing times as well as the best way to get to them.  Below are some pictures from a trip this fall, which features three separate sites (gosh, wouldn’t it be great if I could nimg_1508ame them… img_15241but I don’t recall).

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