Best 5 Cherry Blossoms Spots in Kyoto (Park & Walkway)

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Kyoto has many cherry blossom spots. Not only cherry blossoms you see in the day time but also illuminated trees at night are very beautiful. We are going to introduce best 5 cherry blossom spots (park and walkway) you must visit in Kyoto.

 

 

 

No.1 Maruyama Park

 

Maruyama Park is the most famous park for cherry blossom spots. The symbol of the park in spring is a big weeping cherry tree which is illuminated at night. The park is next to Yasaka Shrine and get crowded in April. There are a lot of stalls with tables under cherry trees.

 

 

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 Best Time to

 See

 Late March ~ early April
 Operating  Hours  Open 24 hours

 Illumination: after sunset to 1:00 a.m.

 Closed  None
 Admission  Free
 Address  Maruyama-cho, Higashiyama-ku
 Tel.  222-3586
 Website  None

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298564-d548250-Reviews-Maruyama_Park-Kyoto_Kyoto_Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.2 Gionshirakawa 

 

Along the Shirakawa Canal in the Gion, there are many cherry blossom trees, with the appearance of old Kyoto. At night, the trees are illuminated. If you meet maiko or geisha, you are lucky.

 

 

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 Best Time

 to See

 Late March ~ early April
 Illumination  March 27 ~ April 5

 6:00 p.m. ~ 10:00 p.m.

 Admission  Free
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 Website  None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.3 Philosopher’s Walk

 

The Philosopher’s Walk is a path along a canal between Ginkakuji Temple and Nanzenji Temple. It is said that Japanese philosopher and Kyoto University professor have used it for daily meditation, so the path was named so. Hundreds of cherry trees stand along the path.

 

 

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 Best Time to  See  Early April ~ mid-April
 Admission  Free
 Map  https://upload.wikimedia.org/

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 Website  None

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g298564-

d545965-r14908015-Philosopher_s_Walk-Kyoto_Kyoto_

Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

No.4 Okazaki Canal

 

The canal is located outside of the Heian Shrine. There are a foot path along the canal and bridges across it, so you can see the beautiful lines of cherry blossom trees. Boat Cruise is conducted. The trees are illuminated at night and you can see them from the boat.

 

 

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 Best Time to

 See

 Early April
 Admission  Free
 Boat Cruise  2015: 3/26 to 5/6, 9:30 to 16:30 (until 20:30  from 3/27 to 4/12 with light up)

 Adults : JPY 1,000

 Children (ages 6 to 14): JPY 500

 Children (ages 3 to 5): JPY 300

 Map http://happy-travelling.com/features/okazaki-canal/#info_tab
 Website http://kyoto-tabi.or.jp/jikkokufune_eng.html (Boat Cruise)

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g298564

-d548222-Reviews-Lake_Biwa_Canal-Kyoto_Kyoto_

Prefecture_Kinki.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

No.5 Kamo River

 

Kamo River is located in the center of the Kyoto City. The riverbanks are popular walking spots and running spots. In spring, it is lined by cherry blossom trees. There are many trees especially between Sanjo (三条) and Shijo (四条), and around the Kitaoji Street (near the Kyoto Botanical Garden).

 

 

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 Best Time

 to  See

 Early April
 Admission  Free
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 Website  None

 

Review: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-

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