All Cherry Blossom in Kyoto

To experience Cherry Blossom in Japan is one of life’s most enjoyable encounters, not just the sight of the beautiful blossom, but the history, culture and festivals related to cherry blossom in Japan add so much more to the event.

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    Nijo Castle

    Nijo Castle in the heart of Kyoto includes Ninomaru Palace and several beautiful Japanese gardens. Nijo Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)” listing. In 1603 Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun, ordered the construction of the Read more [...]

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    Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple is notable for its vast veranda, that offers impressive views of the Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best known sights of Kyoto, being particularly popular in cherry blossom season when the main hall is surrounded by a carpet of blossom. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Read more [...]

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    Tenryuji Temple

    Tenryuji Temple possesses many Important Cultural Properties and features an extensive garden which is particularly beautiful in cherry blossom season and is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Tenryuji Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji Read more [...]

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    Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho)

    Kyoto Imperial Palace (Gosho) was the Imperial residence when Kyoto was the capital of Japan. Kyoto Gosho features a beautiful and highly acclaimed strolling traditional Japanese garden designed by Kobori Enshu. Kyoto Imperial Palace Buildings The most important building in the palace complex is the Shishinden or Hall for State Read more [...]

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    Philosopher’s Walk Kyoto

    Philosopher’s Walk Kyoto is the name given to a 2km-long path through north-eastern Kyoto. Philosopher’s Walk Kyoto travels along a path next to a small river lined with cherry blossom trees passing five significant temples and two shrines.

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    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto. Arashiyama is focused around the Oi River which forms a backdrop to the district. Arashiyama is famous its “Moon Crossing Bridge” (Togetsukyo Bridge), cherry blossom and World Heritage Site, Tenryuji Temple.

  • Yoshimine-dera Temple

    Yoshimine-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple in western Kyoto, is the 20th temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage. Yoshimine-dera Temple features herbal baths said to help neuralgia suffers, given the temple the common name of Neuralgia Temple. While Yoshimine-dera Temple does feature some cherry blossom, it is most famous for Read more [...]

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    Ninnaji Temple

    Ninnaji Temple is a Buddhist temple, that is the head temple of the Omuro School of the Shingon sect Buddhism, which was founded on the orders of Emperor Koko and completed in 888. Ninnaji Temple, in Kyoto, features a five storied pagoda and a treasure house which contains many National Read more [...]

  • Kyoto Botanical Gardens

    Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens are said to be one of the best botanical gardens in Japan. Kyoto Botanical Gardens were established in 1924 and are set on an extensive 24 hectare site. The Kyoto Botanical Gardens features 12,000 kinds of plants including the very popular cherry blossom, a conservatory, a Read more [...]

  • Hirano Shrine

    Hirano Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Kyoto which is famous for its gardens and trees. Hirano Shrine is a popular place to view cherry blossom in late March and early April. Hirano Shrine was established in 794AD by Emperor Kammu and has been the site of an annual cherry Read more [...]