Place famous for cherry blossoms Spots in Kyoto Area

  • Haradanien
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Okitayamaharadaninuichou 36
    This private garden is located in Kita Ward, Kyoto City. A famous cherry blossom viewing spot, it is open to the public for a fee when they are in bloom from about March to April. There are also gallery seats inside, and you can enjoy a varied menu with items such as their Beni-shidare bento or Hanami bento lunch boxes that must be pre-ordered. In recent years, the garden is also open to the public in the autumn for the changing of the leaves.

    There arent many places where you can just walk peacefully. This is definitely one of the places I recommend. It was one of the places that still had some cherry blossoms in Kyoto during that time...

  • Keage Incline
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nanzenjifukuchichou other
    An inclined railroad 582 meters long that served as part of the Lake Biwa Canal in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. It is the longest such incline in the world. The railroad was used from 1891 to 1948 to move boats over a steep incline on the Lake Biwa Canal that rose 36 meters in total. Today, visitors can walk along the tracks and, in spring, enjoy the Somei-yoshino and mountain cherry blossoms planted alongside.
  • Benzaiten Choken-ji Temple
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Higashiyanagichou 511
    "A Buddhist temple located a three-minute walk from the ""Chushojima"" municipal bus station. Known as the ""Shima no Benten-san,"" the temple was established in 1699 by Takebe Masanoki. The main temple building enshrines a statue of Benzaiten, the temple is believed to grant worshippers aid in improving various performing arts abilities. The temple grounds are a renowned destination for cherry blossom viewing and in late March a variety of weeping cherries called the ""ito-zakura"" comes into bloom, making these the earliest flowering weeping cherries in Kyoto. The temple is also famous for its coin sized, shellfish-shaped amulets which are said to bring good luck."

    Chokenji Temple is located near Teradaya and Okura Kinenkan. It is maybe one of the main attractions in Fushimi areas. There is a spring called Akasui on premises.

  • Gion Shirakawa
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    Kyoto prefecture Kyoto shi Higashiyama ku (along Shirakawa Nantong)
    A special place where you can enjoy the flowing Shirakawa River, lights from restaurants, Tatsumi Daimyojin Shrine, Tatsumi Bridge and the atmosphere of Kyoto all at once, it is especially beautiful during the cherry blossom season. Although there are only about 40 cherry blossom trees, watching them lit up at night is a must-see. The area is designated as a traditional building preservation district.
  • Yodogawa Riverside Park Sewaritei Area
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    Kyoto Yawatashi Yawata Zaiouji
    This area is a vast flower viewing spot with cherry blossom trees stretching for 1.4 kilometers. There are approximately 250 of the most famous cherry trees, the Yoshino cherry, and the location is said to form a tunnel of cherry blossoms when in full bloom. Many people come to the Yawata Cherry Blossom Festival held during the flower viewing season. Barbecuing is allowed, but only in the designated area.
  • Kamo River Nakaragi Path
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    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Shimogamohangichou
    This place famous for cherry blossoms is located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto. On the west side of the Kyoto Botanical Garden, Yae red weeping cherry bloom along the embankment of the Kamo River. Because of the many blooming cherry trees, the tunnel-like rows of cherry trees are popular. Located outside the premises of the botanical garden, it is a popular spot as a cherry blossom season walking course since you can freely stroll around the area.
  • Ohno Dam Park
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    Kyoto Nantanshi Miyamachoukashihara
    This natural park is located along Ohno Dam in Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture. With a walking path and other athletic facilities, it can be enjoyed by both children and adults. The surrounding damn lake is called Rainbow Lake, and with cherry blossom trees planted in the area and the changing autumn leaves, you can take in the different scenery of the four seasons. In addition, the Ohno Dam Cherry Blossom Festival and Ohno Dam Momiji Festival are held in April and November respectively, and many tourists and locals come to participate.
  • Nashinoki Shrine no Hagi
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    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Kamigyo-ku Teramachi Dori Hirokoji Agaru Somedonocho 680

    not a big shrine, yet clear and peaceful. on the left side of the courtyard entrance theres a springwater fountain. Legendarily there were 3 famous springwater in ancient Kyoto, and this one is the...

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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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