A vast park surrounding Kyoto Imperial Palace and Sen-dong Imperial Palace.
In the Edo era there were 200 aristocratic houses lined up, but after the capital city was reassigned as being Tokyo, these residences were removed, but the area maintained. It was opened to citizens as a park.
There are still a lot of historic remains such as the remains of the manor house of the state still.
There are over 500 kinds of plants in the garden, and you can enjoy various views throughout the four seasons.
About 1100 cherry trees are in full bloom during the spring time, and you can see various kinds of cherry blossoms everywhere in the garden.Especially famous is are the weeping cherry trees at the Konoe residence (近衞邸跡) in the northwestern part. Approximately 60 branched cherry blossoms start to bloom from the middle of March.
In the garden you can enjoy cherry blossoms for about 1 month from late March to late April.