Best Cherry Blossom Spots In Kyoto-shi

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

Best Cherry Blossom Spots In Kyoto-shi [1-10]

1Toji Temple

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.

Night cherry blossom light-up famous in Kyoto. It's a rare shrine where photographers can use tripod. There're many people not only photographers, but also tourists and people from foreign countries, so it's very bustle with them. Why don't you come to see this wonderful view?

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.

3Yodo Suiro Waterway

I went to Yodo Suiro Waterway to see the early cherry blossom called Kawazu Zakura in Kyoto city. It was so beautiful that I want to stay here longer. What's more, we can see the yellow canola flowers at the same time. There're few places to see Kawazu Zakura in Kyoto city, so you're encouraged to visit here!

You can see the early cherry blossom Kawazu Zakura in Kansai Region not only in Kawazu. If you travel in Kyoto, you're encouraged to visit Yodo Waterway to see Kawazu Zakura. They dyes pink along the river. It becomes at its best in the middle of March. Why don't you come to feel spring?

4Keage Incline

Keage Incline is famous as a cherry blossom spot in Kyoto. In spring, the cherry blossom encloses the disused train line. Many people visit this place to see the scenery in the daytime, and also at night. It's one of the must-visit places in Kyoto.

5Kodaiji Temple

Beautiful weeping cherry tree (Shidare Zakura) standing on the white sands of Hojo Garden of Kodai-ji Temple. We can see the beauty of Japan and tasteful atmosphere of Kyoto. The admission fee is 600 yen. It would be illuminated in that season.

Since the late Edo era, Kodai-ji Temple's weeping cherry blossom has become famous, and this is fourth tree. Many people wait in a line to take pictures of cherry blossom through Katō Window, so we are restricted to take pictures at most two.

6Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

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.

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.

7Kurumazaki Shrine

Kurumazaki Shrine is famous as a spiritual power spots for people in the world of entertainment. We can see the photogenic scenery of early cherry blossoms and red fences around the shrine. Some people enjoyed to find names of entertainers on the fences.

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.

8Chotoku-ji Temple

In Kyoto city, Chotoku-ji Temple has Okame Zakura, one of the early cherry blossoms. It's located near Demachiyanagi Station, so we can access easily. You are encouraged to see the early cherry blossom, when you travel in Kyoto in spring.

9Daigoji 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.

10Sannenzaka Street

In late March, I went to San'nen Zaka, a famous tourist spot, to see a weeping cherry tree whose blossoms were at their best to see. The blossoms seen from the slope is very impressive, and photographers come constantly even in the midnight. This is a very crowded place, so please have good manners.