Matchmaking: Tanabata Festival at Machiya in Nishijin
This shrine is a famous plum viewing spot which enshrines Michizane Sugawara who loved plum tree. About 1,500 plum trees with various kinds and colors can be enjoyed. The renowned old plum tree can be enjoyed starting from January, and other plum trees starting to bloom around early February and can be enjoyed through March.
Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine
Best time: Early Feb. - late Mar.
Access: Kyoto City Bus #50 "Kitano Tenman-gu-mae"
Entry: 700 yen (with tea and sweet)