Popular 50 spots for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto. [vol.1]

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Kyoto is the most beautiful and brilliant in the season of cherry blossoms. Beautiful cherry blossoms are harmonized with many historical temples and shrines in the old capital of Kyoto, providing tastefully lovely scenery. We introduct popular 50 spots for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto in two parts and this article is the first part of 50 popular spots for cherry blossom viewing in Kyoto.



Kamigamo-jinja Shinto Shrine

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Name Kamigamo-jinja Shinto Shrine(上賀茂神社)
Best Viewing Early April – Late April
Address 339 Kamigamo Motoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours (Romon) 8:00 – 16:00 (Saturdays & Sundays till 16:30)
Fees
Access 5 minute walk from Kamigamo-jinja-mae bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#4) from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.kamigamojinja.jp
Map Google Map

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

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Name Kyoto Gyoen National Garden(京都御苑)
Best Viewing Late March – Mid-April
Address 3 Kyoto, Japan-Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 1 minute walk from Imadegawa & Maruta-machi Station (Karasuma line)
Website http://www.env.go.jp
Map Google Map

Heian Jingu Shrine

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Name Heian Jingu Shrine(平安神宮)
Best Viewing Late March – Mid-April
Address Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 6:00 – 18:00 / (Garden Entry)8:30 – 17:30
Fees (Garden)Adults 600yen, Child 300yen
Access 1 minute walk from Kyoto Kaikan Bijyutukan mae bus stop on Kyoto City bus(#5) from Kyoto Station /10 minutes walk from Higashiyama Station (Tozai line)
Website http://www.heianjingu.or.jp
Map Google Map

Philosophers’-walk (Tetsugaku-no-michi)

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Name Philosophers’-walk (Tetsugaku-no-michi)(哲学の道)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address Nyakuoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 1 minute walk from Ginkakuji-michi bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#5, #17, #100) from Kyoto Station
Website
Map Google Map

Sanzen-in

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Name Sanzen-in(三千院)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 540 Ohara Raikoin-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 8:30 – 17:30 (Last Entry:17:00)
Fees Adults 700yen, Junior high & High school students 400yen, Elementary school students 150yen
Access 10 minute walk from Ohara bus stop on Kyoto bus (#17) from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.sanzenin.or.jp
Map Google Map

Shinnyo-do Temple

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Name Shinnyo-do Temple(真如堂)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address 82 Jodoji Shinnyo-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 16:00(Last Entry:15:45)
Fees Adults 500yen, High school students 300yen, Junior high school students 200yen
Access 10 minute walk from Kinrin-shako-mae bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#5,#17,#100) from Kyoto Station
Website http://shin-nyo-do.jp
Map Google Map

Konkai-Komyoji Temple

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Name Konkai-Komyoji Temple(金戒光明寺)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address 121Kurodani-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 16:00
Fees
Access 10 minute walk from Higashi-tenno-cho bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#5) or 15 minute walk from Okazaki-michi bus stop on Kyoto City bus(#100) from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.kurodani.jp
Map Google Map

Kuramadera Temple

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Name Kuramadera Temple(鞍馬寺)
Best Viewing Early April – Late April
Address 1074 Kuramahonmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 16:30
Fees Adults(High school students and older) 200yen
Access 3 minute walk from Kurama Station (Kurama line)
Website
Map Google Map

Maruyama Park

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Name Maruyama Park(円山公園)
Best Viewing Mid-March – Mid-April
Address Maruyama-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 5 minute walk from Gion bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#46, #201, #203, #206, #207) from Kyoto Station
Website
Map Google Map

Kodai-ji Zen Temple

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Name Kodai-ji Zen Temple(高台寺)
Best Viewing Late March – Mid-April
Address 526 Shimogawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 17:30 (Last Entry:17:00)
Fees Adults 600yen, Junior high & High school students 250yen
Access 5 minute walk from Higashiyama Yasui bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#206) from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.kodaiji.com
Map Google Map

Gion Shinbashi / Shirakawa River

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Name Gion Shinbashi / Shirakawa River (祇園新橋/白川)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address Sueyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 5 minute walk from Gion-shijo Station (Keihan line) / 5 minute walk from Gion bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#100, #206) from Kyoto Station
Website
Map Google Map

Rokusonno Shrine

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Name Rokusonno Shrine(六孫王神社)
Best Viewing Late March – Late April
Address Hachijo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 15 minute walk from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.rokunomiya.ecnet.jp
Map Google Map

Togetsukyo Bridge

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Name Togetsukyo Bridge(嵐山 渡月橋)
Best Viewing Mid-March – Early April
Address Saga-Nakanoshima-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 5 minute walk from Arashiyama Station (Hankyu Arashiyama line, Randen) / Arashiyama bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#93) from Kyoto Station
Website
Map Google Map

Tenryuji Temple

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Name Tenryuji Temple(天龍寺)
Best Viewing Late March – Mid-April
Address 68 Saga-Tenryuji Susukino-Baba-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 8:30 – 17:30
Fees (Garden)Adults 500yen, Elementary and Junior high school students 300yen
Access 2 minute walk from Arashiyama Station (Randen) / 10 minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station (JR line) / 2 minute walk from Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#28) from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.tenryuji.com
Map Google Map

Jojakko-ji Temple

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Name Jojakko-ji Temple(常寂光寺)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 3 Saga-Ogurayama-Ogura-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 17:00 (Last Entry:16:30)
Fees Adults 400yen, Elementary school students 200yen
Access 15 minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station (JR line)
Website http://www.jojakko-ji.or.jp/
Map Google Map

Nison-in

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Name Nison-in(二尊院)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address 27 Saga Nisonin Monzen Chojin-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 16:30
Fees Adults(Junior high school students and older) 500yen, Elementary school students Free
Access 15 minute walk from Saga-Arashiyama Station (JR line) / 15 minute walk from Saga-Shakado-mae bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#28) from Kyoto Station
Website
Map Google Map

Taizoin Temple

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Name Taizoin Temple(妙心寺 退蔵院)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 35 Hanazono Myoushinji-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 9:00 – 17:00
Fees Adults 500yen, Elementary and Junior high school students 300yen / (Night visit) Junior high school students and older:800yen
Access  5 minute walk from Hanazono Station (JR line) / 5 minute walk from Myoshinji Kitamon-mae bus stop on Kyoto City bus (#26) from Kyoto Station
Website http://www.taizoin.com
Map Google Map

Bokusenji Temple

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Name Bokusenji Temple(墨染寺)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 741Sumizome-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 7:00 – 19:00
Fees
Access 3 minute walk from Sumizome Station (Keihan honsen line)
Website
Map Google Map

Bishamon-do Temple

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Name Bishamon-do Temple(毘沙門堂)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 18 Anshyu-Inariyama-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 8:30 – 17:00 (Last Entry:16:30)
Fees Adults 500yen, High school students 400yen, Junior high school & Elementary school students 300yen
Access 20 minute walk from Yamshina Station (JR line, Tozai line) and Keihan-Yamashina Station (Keihan Keishin line)
Website http://bishamon.or.jp
Map Google Map

Yamashina Canal

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Name Yamashina Canal(山科疏水)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address Misasagi, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 10 minute walk from Yamashina Station (JR, Tozai line)
Website
Map Google Map

Yoshimine-dera Temple

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Name Yoshimine-dera Temple(善峯寺)
Best Viewing Early April – Mid-April
Address 1372 Oharano Oshio-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours 8:00 – 17:00
Fees Adults 500yen, High school students 300yen, Elementary and Junior high school students 200yen
Access 8 minute walk from Yoshimine-dera bus stop on Hankyu bus (#66) from Mukomachi Station (JR line)
Website http://www.yoshiminedera.com
Map Google Map

Uji Bridge

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Spot Information

Name Uji Bridge(宇治橋上流)
Best Viewing Late March – Early April
Address Togawa Uji, Uji City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 15 minute walk from Uji Station (Keihan line)
Website
Map Google Map

Yawaragi-no-michi (along Nanatani River)

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Spot Information

Name Yawaragi-no-michi [along Nanatani River](和らぎの道 [七谷川沿い])
Best Viewing Late March – Mid-April
Address Kokubu, Chitose-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto, Japan
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Hours
Fees
Access 1 minute walk from Nnatani-gawa bus stop on Kamaoka City Furusato bus from Kameoka Station
Website
Map Google Map

Yodogawa Riverside Park – Sewaritei District

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