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The big two for flower viewing

Nijo Castle & Kitano Tenmangu

The 264-year history of the Edo Shogunate came to a close here at Nijo Castle. Visiting Nijo Castle allows modern people to experience the glory of the Edo period, which lasted from 1603 …moreuntil the shogunate relinquished power to the Imperial Court. The Ninomaru Garden, a national place of special scenic beauty, is a must-see.

The Shinsen-en Garden nearby is said to have been the place where cherry blossom viewing originated, and its cherry blossoms, red bridge, and beautiful pond make a quintessentially Japanese scene. If you visit Kyoto during the cherry blossom season, then taking a stroll through Nijo Castle and the Shinsen-en Garden are a must.Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, which is dedicated to the patron deity of learning, is a famous spot for viewing cherry and plum blossoms.

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