* Posted data is from 2020 and is reference information.

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  • Maruyama Park
    Maruyama Park
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Maruyamachou other
    Maruyama Park is known as one of the best flower viewing sites in Kyoto City and is crowded with many flower viewing visitors and stalls around from late March to early April. About 680 cherry blossom trees are planted in the park and a weeping cherry in the center of the park is particularly famous with the name Gion no Yozakura (cherry blossoms in Gion at night). During flower viewing season, it is illuminated with a bonfire so you can enjoy cherry blossoms at night in a unique old capital atmosphere. Shops and toilets are available in the park. Kyoto Municipal Maruyama Parking is available for a fee.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Late Mar.-Early Apr.
  • Daigoji Temple
    Daigoji Temple
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Daigohigashiojichou 22
    A Buddhist temple and head temple of Shingon Daigo Buddhism, the entirety of Mt. Daigo makes up the temple’s grounds. The temple’s grounds are dotted with numerous National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, including a National Treasure-designated the five-storied Pagoda. The temple is also considered one of the best destinations for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto, and even the great Toyotomi Hideyoshi came to the temple to enjoy its flowers (so called Daigo no Hanami or Blossom viewing in Daigo). Each year in spring, the various cherry tree varieties at the temple bloom one after the other for around a three week period, starting with Kawazu-zakura cherry trees, then weeping cherries, Yoshino cherries, hill cherries, Oyama-zakura cherries, and others. Particularly famous are a Yoshino cherry believed to be the oldest in Kyoto, as well as the Sanboin hall Yae red weeping cherry tree. The nearest station is Daigo Station. During the cherry blossom season, the grounds are open from 9:00 to 17:00 (tickets sold until 16:00, last entry 16:30). Entry is 1,500 yen for adults, 1,000 yen for junior high and high school students. Shops, toilets and paid parking available.
    sakura-icon Best period to see in normal years
    Late Mar.-Early Apr.