Best Cherry Blossom Spots In Kyoto Prefecture

Here're best places to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto Prefecture. In Japan, the cherry blossom season would start around late March and they bloom till mid April. People enjoy outdoor party 'hanami' and festivals. Then, such as Haradani En Garden and Nanatani River Yawagagi-no Michi Street, we selected the most attractive spots from 'special places to travel in Japan' that were posted in City's Pride by travelers and the locals who have actually been to Kyoto.

9 Best Cherry Blossom Spots In Kyoto Prefecture

1Nanatani River, Yawagagi-no Michi Street

Cherry Blossom Tunnel & Carpet With The Scenic Countryside Of Tamba Area

I was totally fasinated by the long line of trees and a tunnel of cherry blossom. For the good balance with calm scenery of a countruside and greens, you can enjoy the landscape you cannot see in cities.

2Toji Temple

Excellent With A Fivefold Pagoda! A Illuminated Weeping Cherry Blossom Tree

You can go to Toji Temple from the Kyoto station on foot. The fivefold pagoda is highest in Japan and a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Moreover, you can see a Shidare Zakura, a weeping cherry tree in spring. Illuminated cherry blossoms at night are very fantastic.

3Kurumazaki Shrine

Early & Late Blooming Cherries! Various Kinds At A Former 'Cherry Blossom Shrine'

At the precinct called 'Cherry Blossom Shrine' since Heian period (in around 800), you can enjoy various cherry blossoms, such as early Kawazu-zakura and late Nioi-zakura, for as long as one month. There're many picturesque places that has beautiful contrast with blue sky and shrine's vermilion colors, though it's a small shrine.

4Haradani En

Like A Paradise On Earth! A Cherry Blossom Garden Dyed Pink

At Haradani, the environs of Kyoto, this garden is opened in spring and autumn. Various seasonal plants and flowers entertain the visitors, especially, spring cherry blossom is much worth seeing. Although it could be very crowded in cherry blossom season, you must come all this way to see this pink garden.

5Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

Jikkoku-bune Boat Going Slowly Between The Full-bloom Cherry Blossoms & Willow Trees

From the end of May, the cruise of Jikkoku-bune Boat start at Fushimi in Kyoto. You can enjoy the seasonal scenery such as cherry blossoms and willow trees, and the tasteful townscape of Fushimi.

6Cherry Blossom Tunnel

Blooming Cherry Trees Welcome You! Randen's Special 'Cherry Blossom Tunnel'

Runden running under the cherry blossom tunnel is a special scenery in spring. One lovely coach produces the picturesque scene with the surrounding. At the time of full-bloom, they have 'night cherry blossom train' to be able to enjoy the tunnel throughout a day.

7Daigoji Temple

Cherry Blossoms At Daigo Temple, Well Known As Taiko Hideyoshi's Cherry Blossom Viewing At Daigo

A famous spot for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto. A festival 'Ho-taiko cherry blossom viewing parade' is held every year on the second Sunday in April. You shouldn't miss Sanboin's beautiful circuit style garden designed by Hideyoshi himself. Ho-taiko is an another name of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

8Heiankyo

A Secret Spot In Saga! Splendid Weeping Cherry Blossom Trees Standing In A Grand Garden

During the period of opening to the public, anyone can enter for free. But it's a little known, so you can view the cherry blossoms leisurely. The well kept garden is refreshing, and lighten up weeping cherry blossom trees are worth seeing!

9Hirano Shrine

Hirano Shrine, A Birthplace Of Early Cherry Blossom In Kyoto

Hirano Shrine is well-known as a great cherry blossom spot. In front of its Romon (two-storied gate), there're early-blooming cherry blossom which has origin in this shrine, and lovely lanterns with cherry blossom crests. You must see cherry garden, too! In Hirano Shrine, you can enjoy seeing both of early and late cherry blossoms for a long period!