【in the spring of 2022】Staff Recommended Kyoto Cherry Blossom Spots.

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【in the spring of 2022】Staff Recommended Kyoto Cherry Blossom Spots.

Kyoto offers a variety of spectacular views in spring, summer, autumn and winter, but spring is even more special.

The city is dyed in a gorgeous pink color, people stop and the shutter sound of the camera can be heard all over.

It’s nice to sit down and watch the cherry blossoms in the afternoon, or to have a drink and laugh under the cherry blossoms. 

Nothing can beat Kyoto in spring on any other places.

There are many attractive cherry blossom spots in the city as you go a little further.

Let me introduce you to such famous spots for cherry blossoms in Kyoto.

Kyoto’s No. 1 cherry blossom tunnel 【Sewaritei】

Splendid 200 Yoshino cherry trees

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Sewaritei

Sewaritei is a 30-minute train ride from the city.

More than 200 Yoshino cherry trees line up along the 1.4km promenade, and the cherry blossom tunnel in full bloom is amazing.

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Yoshino cherry trees

When the blizzard of cherry blossoms that makes you feel like you are bathing in your whole body, the cherry blossoms shine in your sight, which is one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto.

After enjoying the magnificent cherry blossom tunnel, it is nice to sit down and enjoy the cherry blossoms while looking at the rows of cherry blossom trees from the outside.

Weekends are crowded, so better to go for weekdays.

Open Hours・Access

■Nearest station:Iwashimizu Hachimangu Station by Keihan Line and walk 10 mins

■Business hours:24 hours(No illumination)

■Entrance  fee:free

The national treasure 【Iwashimizu Hachimangu】, the unique temple 【Rakugaki-dera】

Why don’t you stop by the national treasure “Iwashimizu Hachimangu” which can be reached on foot from here and the unique “Rakugaki-dera” where you can write your wish directly on the wall of the temple.

■Official Site:Iwashimizu Hachimangu
■Hachiman City Official Page: Rakugaki-dera

It became a movie poster 【Fushimi Jikkokubune】

It is also wonderful to take a boat and enjoy the cherry blossoms!!

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Fushimi Jikkokubune

Fushimi Jikkokubune used for the poster design of “Let Me Eat Your Pancreas” acting Minami Hamabe and Takumi Kitamura.

From the bridge, the cherry blossoms spread out in front of you, and you can reach the sight of the sight.

It is also wonderful to take a boat and enjoy the cherry blossoms while flowing slowly into the river. (* Flight confirmation required due to the influence of COVID-19) 

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Fushimi Jikkokubune

Open Hours・Access

■Nearest station:Chushojima Station by Keihan Line and walk 5 mins

■Business hours:24 hours(No illumination)

■Entrance  fee:free

■Web Page:十石舟と三十石船 | NPO法人 伏見観光協会 (Japanese)

A famous place where the hero, Ryoma Sakamoto【Teradaya】/Japanese Sake【Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall】

In this area, “Teradaya”, which is famous as a place where the hero of the late Tokugawa period, Ryoma Sakamoto, was attacked, and “Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall” , which was introduced earlier in this blog. 

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Gekkeikan Okura Memorial Hall

■Official Page:https://www.gekkeikan.co.jp/english/

A tree-lined avenue of weeping cherry blossoms 【Nakaragi no Michi path】

The deep red weeping cherry blossoms and the river.

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Nakaragi no Michi

If you go upstream on the Kamo River, you will find a walking path called Nakaragi no Michi near the Kyoto Botanical Gardens.

Weeping cherry blossoms are in full bloom here, and you can enjoy a row of cherry blossom trees.

Enjoy the view of the deep red weeping cherry blossoms and the river, which stretches for about 800 meters.

Open Hours・Access

■Nearest station:Kitaoji Station by Karasuma Line and walk 10 mins

■Business hours:24 hours(No illumination)

■Entrance  fee:free

Saio Sakura at 【Kamigamo Shrine】

The “Saio Sakura” at Kamigamo Shrine, a World Heritage Site, is also a sight to see, so be sure to stop by.

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■Official Site:https://www.kamigamojinja.jp/english//

Enjoy the cherry blossoms at the height of your eyes 【Ninnaji Temple】

Omurozakura, known as late bloomers.

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Omurozakura

Omurozakura at Ninnaji Temple, known as late bloomers.

The roots do not grow much because the soil is hard. Therefore, the height is short, so you can enjoy the cherry blossoms at the height of your eyes.

The sight of being surrounded by cherry blossom trees spreads out. The Yoshino cherry trees that spread throughout the city will begin to bloom when they begin to fall, so if you missed the time, please visit Ninna-ji Temple.

Open Hours・Access

■Nearest station:Bus stop「Omuro-Ninnaji」

■Business hours:9:00~17:00

■Entrance  fee:Check the website

■Official Site:Ninna-Ji

The beauty of the world is unbelievable!【Haradani Garden】

We also recommend Haradani Garden, which is a 5-minute drive from Ninnaji Temple.

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Haradani-en

The entrance fee is a little high because the private garden is open to the public, but it is a famous place for cherry blossoms that is said to be “the beauty of the world is unbelievable”.

Everywhere there is a spectacular view full of cherry blossoms.

Access is not very good, but it is a place I would like you to visit even if you have a hard time.

■Official Site:Haradani-en(Japanese)

The cherry blossoms show beautiful colors in Spring.

Kyoto suffered great damage due to the typhoon a few years ago.

Some shrines and temples have collapsed Buddhist temples and fallen cherry trees, and reconstruction work is still ongoing.

Even so, the cherry blossoms show beautiful colors in spring and make people’s hearts warm and positive. 

The cherry blossoms, which sprout new buds from between the damaged and broken branches and show strong vitality, will brighten our hearts of the COVID-19.

Please take sufficient measures against infection and enjoy the cherry blossoms in Kyoto.

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