Haradani-en (原谷苑) is a garden located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City.
This is the private garden operated by the Muraiwa-Nouen company which is one of a gardeners in Kyoto.
And it is only open to the public on specific days in spring (Season of cherry blossoms) and autumn (Season of autumn leaves).
There are many sakura (cherry trees) sights in Kyoto, and here is also one of them.
Moreover, the highlight of this garden is not only cherry blossoms but also many kind of spring flowers.
This is beyond a doubt the best part of the scenery of Kyoto in spring…!!
In addition, because this garden is located in north Kyoto and many kinds of cherry trees are planted here, we can enjoy cherry blossoms until about the end of April.
‘If you want to see beautiful cherry blossoms and a lot of spring flowers, please visit this garden.’
So, I visited Haradani-en this time.
- About Haradani-en
- Information for visitors
- Videos and photos of Haradani-en
- How to get to Haradani-en
- Hotel search & reservation around Haradani-en
Open：9:00 ~ 17:00 (Spring (April) and autumn (November))
Admission fee (High schoolstudent or older)：1,200 yen (spring) (1,500 yen (spring with full bloom)), free (autumn)
Admission fee (Elementary / Junior high school student)：500 yen (spring), free (autumn)
Address：36, Okitayama Haradaniinuicho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8487, Japan
・It is only open to the public on specific days in spring and autumn.
・No outside food and drinks allowed.
・Monopod, Tripods and stepladders are prohibited in this garden.
・There’s no parking lot near the garden.
(Therefore we cannot go there by a privately-owned car and a sightseeing bus.)
■YouTube:原谷苑(京都)の春の庭園風景：Spring scenery of the Haradani-en (Kyoto, Japan)
The nearest station of Haradani-en is “Randen Kitano-Line Omuro-Ninnaji Station”.
(The free shuttle bus runs during spring season.)
(We can also go by bus from ‘Kyoto City Subway Karasuma-Kine Kitaoji Station’.)
I recommend using free shuttle bus.
■When you get on a free shuttle bus
■When you go by a train
■When you go on foot from Omuro-Ninnaji Station
It’s about 40 minutes (2.5km) on foot.
■When you get on a bus from Kitaoji Station
*There aren’t many buses on this route.
・Kitaoji BusTerminal (Subway Kitaoji Sta.) [F]：Route No.[M1]/[Bound for Haradani]
Bus company：Kyoto City Bus
Routes/Destination：M1 / Bound for Haradani
Boarding bus stop：Kitaoji BusTerminal (Subway Kitaoji Sta.) [F]
Alighting bus stop：Haradani
Bus fare：230 yen
Time required：About 24 min
■When you take a taxi
From Kyoto Station：3,570 yen ~ 4,320 yen (about 25 minutes)
From Gion-Shijo Station：3,330 yen ~ 4,080 yen (about 20 minutes)
From Arashiyama Station：2,770 yen ~ 3,440 yen (about 15 minutes)
[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kyoto Station]*Japanese text only.
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