With its rippling waterfall and lake full of gleaming coy carp, it’s hard to believe that this peaceful spot is in London at all. In fact, this Japanese waterfall garden is part of Holland Park in Kensington and was donated by the Kyoto Chamber of Commerce back in 1991 to celebrate the friendship between Japan and the UK.
Kyoto Garden is a perfect place to wander all year round when visiting London, with Japanese topiary, stone lanterns and other delights at every turn. You can even enjoy one of the most quintessentially Japanese experiences every spring when the cherry trees blossom. A visit in autumn to witness the maples turn burnished red and gold is not to be missed either.
Kyoto Garden is found in Holland Park W8 6LU, London. The nearest underground stations are Holland Park and Kensington High Street.
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