Best Spring Destinations In Kyoto-shi

Here're best Spring Destinations in Kyoto-shi, Kyoto. We released a ranking of reviews about Spring Destinations posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Kyoto-shi.

Best Spring Destinations In Kyoto-shi [1-10]

1Jyonangu Shrine

Plum blossoms tell us that spring comes soon and now is the best time to see. Here's Jyonan-gu shrine is famous for a weeping plum tree and has paid attention these days. Hoyoke means praying for the safety of travels, moving and so on.

2Haradani En

Haradani-en Garden, famous as a cherry blossom spot in Kyoto, has many kinds of spring flowers like Thunberg's meadowsweet and Oriental paperbush. There're flowers all around us. It needs entrance fees for 1500 yen, and has not easy access, but it worth visiting very much.

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.

3Kifune Shrine

In spring, summer, autumn and winter, both day and night, even however the weather is, this shrine is always beautiful! Like this pic, they sometimes have light-up events! When you visit, you can experience a water-fortunetelling, too. ◎From Kibune Station of Eizan Railway, a bus is available for 160 yen.

4Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

Jikkoku-bune boat of Kyoto Fushimi commands the particularly beautiful scene of cherry blossom in spring. What's more, the scenery of the boat going between the cherry blossom raft which appears when they're out of bloom on the water surface, is amazing! People can enjoy this scenery for a while even after the cherry blossoms fall.

5Daigoji Temple

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.

6Matsunoo Taisha Shrine

Matsuo Taisha, where about 3000 trees of Japanese rose (yamabuki) blooms, is popular as the best place in Kansai region. Vivid gold flowers looks beautiful with fresh greens and blue sky, and have fascinating smells. You can enjoy some different kinds of petal type, and also the white Japanese rose at a pay garden.◎Yamabuki Festival 4/10-5/5, 5:00-18:00. During this event, they entertain the visitors with amazake for free.


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!◎A religious facility of Sekai Kyusai Kyo. It's open to public in the season of cherry blossom, fresh greens and fall foliage. You can enter for free and receive a treat of green tea. They notice the open date in HP.

8Seiryo-ji Temple (Saga Shaka-do)

Otaimatsu' had originally divined the good or bad harvest of rice. 7 meters tall three torches come into flames and lighten the spring night sky. You can see it so close as to be showered with sparks!◎Otaimatsu' is held on 3/15 every year and starts around 20:00. On the same day, 'Nehan-e' (15:00~) and 'Saga Dainenbutsu-kyogen' (15:30~) are also carried out. You can see them for free.

9Kurumazaki 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.◎About 15 kinds and 40 cherry blossom trees that you can enjoy blossoms for one month. Entrance free. A shrine office opens 9:00-17:00.

10Cherry 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.◎Night cherry blossom train' has no lights in the coach and goes slowly under the illuminated cherry trees. The schedule will be announced in HP.