Top places to see cherry blossoms when visiting Kyoto

12:33 04/16/2024

When traveling to Japan, people often pay attention to the cuisine, landscape and traditional culture. And the most special and can be considered a symbol of Japan is the cherry blossoms - Sakura.

Scenes of falling cherry blossoms appear a lot on social networking platforms and you intend to witness that moment, but you don't know where to watch so the scene will be the most picturesque. Let GoEmon introduce you to some suitable places in Kyoto and enjoy that beautiful scenery.

1. Kiyomizudera Temple:

With a panoramic view of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the most popular cherry blossom viewing spots in Kyoto. The scenery of Kiyomizu-dera Temple lights up with the brilliant pink of blooming cherry blossoms. Visitors feel like they are lost in a fairyland, amazed by the elegant and delicate beauty of Japanese nature.

The most beautiful scene of  Kiyomizu-dera Temple according to many Japanese tourists is spring, when cherry blossoms bloom, turning the already poetic scene even more surreal, as if lost in a magical place Spring is especially the time when many people flock to pray for peace and record memorable moments at the beginning of the new year.

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2. Maruyama Park: 

Maruyama Park is the most famous cherry blossom park in Kyoto. Every year in the first two weeks of April, this park is packed with locals and tourists who come to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in bloom in the park. Especially in the evening when the lowering Shidarezakura (weeping cherry tree) are illuminated. 

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3. Okazaki Park: 

During spring days, this place is also known as the "Okazaki Cherry Tree Corridor " because you will see beautiful cherry blossoms blooming along the stream. If possible, rent a boat to take a trip to see cherry blossoms on the water, which will definitely be an unforgettable trip.

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4. Philosopher's Path:

From late March to April every year, about 500 cherry trees bloom, creating a beautiful pink walkway and helping this place become the most famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Kyoto.

When the flowers bloom, there are extremely many people coming here, so if you want to see the flowers, come a little early. Hundreds of Yoshino cherry trees bloom together like a rain of pink flowers, and the image of the river filled with fallen petals is really an extremely beautiful sight.

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These are some popular and worthwhile cherry blossom viewing spots when you visit Kyoto in spring. So what are you waiting for? Grab your suitcase and go see the cherry blossoms!