There are twice a year in Kyoto where the number of tourists peaks. It is the time of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. At the Kyoto Municipal Subway, They are preparing an additional trains that is more regular than usual to match this period, and will help tourists moving.
This time we will introduce the autumn of Kyoto Imperial Palace which we can walk on foot from Marutamachi subway station.
After walking along the log town a bit, I get to the entrance of Kyoto Gyoen called Ainomachi-guchi.
I will go into the east a little without entering from here and enter from Sakai- machi gate. The Sakai-machi gates are the main entrance of the Kyoto gyoen, the front entrance, passing through when the departure of the ‘jidai festival’ and the ‘Aoi festival’ departs.
The height of ginkyo is 23 m, the trunk circumference is 528 cm. The garden is the fourth largest tree around the trunk. By the way, the tallest tree in the garden is 30 m in Zelkova near Tera-machi street. The biggest stem around is the ginkgo near the Sakai-machi gates, which is 553 cm. However, this “Ginkgo of Gyokado” rising in this small hill is the most beautiful and stately ginkgo in the garden. I do not believe that such a tree stands in the center of urban Kyoto city. It is also a point to hide in the forest.