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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.
At Kiyomizu-ji Temple, "Night Special Visits" are held three times a year.Spring, when cherry blossoms are at their best, is from March 23rd to March 31st, 2024.The opening time of the gate has been extended until 21:30, so please enjoy the collaboration between fantastic cherry blossoms and historical buildings.

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, there are about 43 weeping cherry trees in "Gion Tsubashi.""Gion Shirakawa Sakura Light Up" will be held at the best time to see the cherry blossoms.2024 will be lit up from March 22nd to 31st from 18:00 to 22:00, so please enjoy the fantastic night cherry blossoms that emerge in Kyoto's tasteful streets.

If you want to enjoy an unusual experience during the cherry blossom season, go to the gagaku performance of the Heian Jingu Shrine's Kanzakura Tea Ceremony and the Red Shidare Concert, which you can see from the video 6:15.

"Heian Shrine" where you can enjoy cherry blossoms while enjoying matcha." The Kanzakura Tea Ceremony will be held from March 31st to April 11th, 2024.The Red Shidare Concert, which will be held in the illuminated cherry blossoms, will be held from April 3rd to the 7th, 2024.

4:46 is a popular cherry blossom viewing spot where you can also see Okazaki Sosu and Lake Biwa Sosu on Instagram.

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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