Best Cherry Blossom Spots In Kyoto

Here're best Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyoto. We released a ranking of reviews about Cherry Blossom Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kyoto.

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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.

Name

Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

Address

Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

5min walk from Keihan Chushojima Station. Ride a boat near Benten Bridge across the Horikawa River.

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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?

Name

Yodo Suiro Waterway

Address

150-11 Yodoikegami-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min walk from Yodo Station

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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.

Name

Toji Temple

Address

1 Kujyo-cho Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-691-3325

Hours

5:00-17:00

How to get there

15 min walk from Kyoto Station, or 10 min walk from Toji Station. By bus, 10 min from Kyoto Station to Toji-mae.

Parking

Parking area is available

4

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.

Name

Keage Incline

Address

Nanzenji Fukuchi-cho Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

3 min walk from Keage Station. By car or taxi, 20 min from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

5

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!

Name

Hirano Shrine

Address

1 Hiranomiyamoto-cho Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

By bus, 30min from Kyoto Station to Kinugasa-ko Mae (Kinugasa School), then walk 3min. Or, 10min walk from Kitanohakubai-cho Station.

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A hidden village in Kyoto's Haradani where cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Originally a private garden, it is a special cherry blossom viewing spot that is opened to the public every year when the cherry blossoms bloom. The large garden is filled with not only cherry blossoms but also many other brightly colored flowers, so beautiful that you'll feel like you're in heaven. You can enjoy various types of cherry blossoms until late April every year, so be sure to go see them.

Name

Haradani En

Address

36 Inui-cho Okitayama-Haradani Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-461-2924

Hours

9:00-16:00

How to get there

20 min by bus from Kitaoji Station Front to Haradani Nokyo Front, then 2 min walk. 10 min by taxi from Kitaoji Station

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

7

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.

Name

Daigoji Temple

Address

Daigohigashioji-cho Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-571-0002

Hours

9:00-17:00,9:00-16:30

How to get there

Parking

Toll parking area is available

8

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.

Name

Kurumazaki Shrine

Address

23 Asahi-cho Saga Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-861-0039

How to get there

Nearest station is Kurumazaki Jinja Station. 40 min by bus from Kyoto Station. By car, 30 min from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Parking area is available

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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.◎A famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Tamba area. As long as 1km, and 1500 cherry trees. At Sakura Park nearby, there're 28 kinds and 280 trees of cherry blossom.

Name

Nanatani River, Yawagagi-no Michi Street

Address

Chitose Chitose-cho, Kameoka-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min by car, from Chiyokawa Station

10

A weeping cherry blossom tree in Kyoto Gyoen Garden, that tells us spring arrival. It's a huge tree, and for the thin branches, it's called 'String Cherry Blossom'. If you want to feel spring earlier than others, you should come here by any means.

Name

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

Address

3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

5 min walk from Imadegawa Station

Parking

Parking area is available

11

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.

Name

Sannenzaka Street

Address

Kiyomizu Sannenzaka Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

20 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Higashiyama Yasui, then 5 min walk. 15 min walk from Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo. 15 min by taxi from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Nearby toll parking area is available

12

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.

Name

Kodaiji Temple

Address

526 Shimo-Kawaramachi Kodaiji Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

Tel

075-561-9966

Hours

9:00-17:30

Fee

Adult 600 yen、Child 250 yen

How to get there

15 min walk from Keihan Gion Shijo Station. 20 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Higashiyama Yasui, then 7 min walk. By car or taxi, 15 min from Kyoto Station.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

13

The weeping cherry blossom at Maruyama Park is now at its best. There're many people and tourists enjoying Hanami day and night. What's more, many food stands make Hanami more enjoyable here.

Name

Maruyama Park

Address

473 Maruyama-cho, Higashiyama, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

8 min walk from Gion Shijo Station. 20 min by bus from Kyoto Station to Gion.

Parking

Toll parking area is available

14

There're some buildings and stone-paved streets as we'd expect of Kyoto, and cherry blossoms along a small river will become at their best soon. Many people visit here everyday to enjoy spring in Kyoto.

Name

Gion Shirakawa

Address

Yamato Oji-dori, Shijo Agaru, Sueyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

3 min walk from Gion Shijo Station

15

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.

Name

Chotoku-ji Temple

Address

34-1 Tanaka Shimo Yanagi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

1 min walk from Demachiyanagi Station

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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.

Name

Heiankyo

Address

24-1 Saga Hirosawaike Shita-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

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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.

Name

Cherry Blossom Tunnel

Address

Narutaki Sta.-Utano Sta. of Araden Kitano Line, Narutakisagano-cho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, KyotoGoogle Map

How to get there

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Fushimi Jikkoku-bune Boat

8 Reviews

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.

Yodo Suiro Waterway

7 Reviews

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?

Toji Temple

13 Reviews

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.

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