BLOGWalking2020.03.28

Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color③"Konoe Residence Site" in Kyoto Gyoen

"Kyoto Gyoen National Garden" is a popular place for both children and adults to relax.

Many cherry trees are planted in the vast Imperial Gardens, and buds are bursting one after another.

First, the remains of Konoe's residence are located on the west side of the Imadegawa-gomon Gate.

The first thing to see here was "Itozakura".

A type of weeping cherry tree named after the appearance of thin threads running through it.

In connection with this "Konoe no Itozakura" there are many cypress trees planted in the park.

The Konoe family was the head of the Gosekke (five top Fujiwara families whose members were eligible for the positions of Sessho and Kanpaku), an important family that produced many Sessho (regent) and Kanpaku (chief adviser to the Emperor) by the end of the Edo period.

They have a residence on the west side of the pond in this garden, and the pond is known as a famous spot for itozakura.

近衛の糸桜_リサイズ済3.jpgNear the Nakadachiuri Gate, there is also a standby cherry blossom called "Mikurumagaeshi zakura".

It is said that the cherry tree was named after Emperor Gomizunoo who saw the beauty of the cherry tree by turning back the carriage.

You can see Yamazakura most often in Kyoto Gyoen, but it is also exciting to see precious varieties.

It is difficult to go out,now but I hope you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing on this website.


Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City
A short walk from Imadegawa subway station

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