Best 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto (Temple & Shrine)

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Kyoto has many famous cherry blossom viewing spots such as

Kiyomizu Temple. You enjoy the cherry blossoms not only in the day time but also at night, where the trees are beautifully illuminated. We are going to introduce best 5 cherry blossom spots (temple and shrine) you must visit in Kyoto.

 

 

 

 

No.1 Daigoji Temple

 

 

Daigoji Temple is famous place for cherry blossoms in Kyoto, where Hideyoshi Toyotomi held a cherry blossom party in the 16th century. There are beautiful weeping cherry trees in the Reihokan Museum and in front of the Sanboin.

 

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 Best Time to See Late March ~ early April
 Operating Hours 9:00 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

Admission ends 30 minutes before the close time.

 Closed Typically none
 Fee Each ticket for Sanboin, Shimo Daigo and Reihokan Museum: JPY 600 (USD $7.5)

Ticket for two out of the three attractions: JPY 1,000 (USD $25)

 

Ticket for all three attractions: JPY 1,500 (USD $18)

 

 Address 22 Higashioji-cho, Daigo, Fushimi-ku, KYOTO
 Tel. +81-75-571-0002
 Website https://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.html

 

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g298564-d321455-r263662905-Daigoji_Temple-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.2 Heian Shrine

 

 

Heian Shrine is a popular cherry blossom spot in Kyoto, with many weeping cherry trees in its garden. Here, a night cherry blossom classical music concert is also held. You will be impressed with the combination between the cherry blossom’s mesmerizing scenery and the beauty of classical music.

 

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 Best Time to See Late March ~ mid-April
 Operating Hours 8:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
 Closed None
 Admission JPY 600 (USD $7.5)
 Night Sakura Concert Date: 9 to 12 April (2015)

Time: 6:15 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.

Fee: JPY 2000 (USD $24)

 Address 97 Okazaki Nishitennocho, Sakyo Ward, KYOTO
 Tel. +81-75-761-0221
 Website http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/

 

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298564-d1386117-Reviews-Heian_Shrine-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.3 Ninnaji Temple

 

 

One of the features of Ninnaji Temple is Omuro cherries, which is short (about 2 meters high) and late-blooming cherry trees. Therefore, you should visit this temple at the end of cherry blossom season in Kyoto. Because the trees are short, you can see them up close.

 

 

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 Best Time to See Early April ~ mid-April
 Operating Hours 9:00 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.

Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.

 Closed None
 Fee Adult: JPY 500 (USD $6)

Junior high school and elementary school students: JPY 200 (USD $2.5)

 Address 33, Omuro-ouchi, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KYOTO
 Tel. +81-75-461-1155
 Website http://www.ninnaji.or.jp/multilingual_info.html

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298564-d591803-Reviews-Ninna_ji_Temple-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.4 Taizo-in Temple

 

 

Taizo-in Temple is one of the 46 sub temples of Myoshinji Temple. It is well-known for its big weeping cherry tree. Around the tree, there are two Japanese rock gardens. A garden with a pond in the center is also famous.  

 

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 Best Time to See Early April ~ late April
 Operating Hours 9:00 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
 Closed Typically none
 Fee Adult: JPY 500 (USD $6)

Child (under 15 years old): JPY 300 (USD $4)

 Address 35, Myoshinji-cho, Hanazono Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035
 Tel. +81-75-463-2855
 Website http://www.taizoin.com/en/

 

 

 

 

 

No.5 Nijo Castle

 

 

There are many kinds of cherry trees that bloom on the ground of Nijo Castle. Moreover, there are also special illuminations at night. This illumination enhances the cherry trees’ dreamy atmosphere, which delivers a wonderful night cherry blossom viewing experience.

 

 

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 Best Time to See Early April ~ late April
 Operating Hours 8:45 A.M. ~ 4 P.M. (the castle closes at 5 P.M.)

Illumination: 6:00 P.M. ~ 9:00 P.M. (20 March ~ 12 April)

 Closed New year period (26 December – 4 January)

Every Tuesday of January, July, August and December*

When Tuesday falls on a public holiday, the castle will be closed the following day instead

 Fee Adult: JPY 600

High school and junior high school student: JPY 350

Primary school student: JPY 200

 Address 541, Nijojo-cho, Nijo-dori Horikawa Nishi iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8301
 Tel. 075-841-0096
 Website http://www.city.kyoto.jp/bunshi/nijojo/english/index.html

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298564-d321408-r157661026-Nijo_Castle-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

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