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Introducing Some of the Best Cherry Blossom View Locations in Kyoto!

This video, titled "4K JAPAN, Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto, Kyoto, Sightseeing, Travel, Hanami, Full Bloom, Sewaritei, Kiyomizudera, Arashiyama, Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto Botanical Gardens, Heian Jingu Shrine, Okazaki Canal, Byodoin, Kamogawa, Sakura" (4K JAPAN 京都の桜 Cherry blossoms Kyoto 京都 観光 旅行花見 満開 背割堤 清水寺 嵐山 祇園白川 京都植物園 平安神宮 岡崎疏水 平等院 鴨川 sakura), was uploaded by "Discover Nippon."
It condenses the beautiful scenery of Kyoto into one video.

As you can see from the video, there are many cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, so get out there and see them for yourself!

Explore Some of Kyoto’s Most Popular Cherry Blossom Locations!

One of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto is Kiyomizudera, a temple and World Heritage Site known for the "Stage of Kiyomizu," its three-story pagoda, and Hojo Pond.
The temple grounds can be seen from 7:33 in the video.
Kiyomizudera also offers a special nighttime viewing that is truly fantastic.

Image of cherry blossoms and Tatsumi Bridge in Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto
Photo:Cherry blossoms and Tatsumi Bridge in Gion Shirakawa, Kyoto

The Gion Shirakawa Sakura Light-up is held at Gion Tatsumi Bridge in the Instagrammable Gion Shirakawa area, where approximately 40 weeping cherry trees are beautifully illuminated.
There are many teahouses in the area, and you may be able to meet maiko and geisha while strolling around.

If you want to enjoy a different experience during the cherry blossom season, check out the "Cherry Blossom Viewing Tea Ceremony" at Heian Jingu Shrine’s garden, featured at 6:15 in the video, or the Gagaku performance at the "Beni Shidare Concert."
Okazaki Canal and Lake Biwa Canal in the vicinity, shown at 4:46, are also popular cherry blossoms viewing spots that are great for taking Instagram photos.

Image of cherry blossoms along the bank of the Kamo River, Kyoto
Photo:Cherry blossoms along the bank of the Kamo River, Kyoto

Also consider checking out the "Flower Corridor" on the Kamo Riverbank between Shichijo Bridge (七条大橋) and Sanjo Bridge (三条大橋), as well as Kamo River Park in Kamogawa, and Nakaragi no Michi between Kitayama Bridge (北山大橋) and Kitaoji Bridge (北大路橋).
The Kyoto Botanical Garden located near Nakaragi no Michi features beautiful red tulips and is a must-see.

On the other side of the Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, there is a tunnel of cherry blossom trees along the Yodogawa River Park's Sewaritei Bank.
This is shown at 2:53 in the video.
At the Sewaritei Cherry Blossom Festival, you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing under roughly 1,500 cherry trees of various types, including Someiyoshino and Yamazakura.
Be sure not to miss the Sakura-deai Visitor Center and the observation tower that were built on the bank in 2017.

Image of cherry blossoms at Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto
Photo:Cherry blossoms at Togetsukyo Bridge, Kyoto

In the cherry blossom forests of Hirano Shrine and Haradani-en Garden, you can see rare varieties of cherry blossoms, including some with yellow or green petals.
You can also see the cherry blossoms at Nakanoshima Park and Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama along the Oigawa River, which can be seen at 9:37 in the video.
There are also many other places in Kyoto that are perfect for walking around cherry blossoms and cherry blossom viewing, including Daigoji Temple, Byodoin's Phoenix Hall, and Hieizan Enryakuji Temple.

Summary of Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

There are many cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto, from well-known landmarks to hidden gems.
Be sure to check the cherry blossom forecast before your trip to Kyoto to see the cherry blossoms when they're in full bloom.

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Last Updated : Mar. 3, 2023
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