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One of Kyoto’s most spectacular events is one you can’t buy a ticket for. The magnificent springtime displays of cherry blossoms appear suddenly as the weather warms up, but they wait for nobody—depending on weather conditions, the blossoms can disappear almost as quickly as they appear. Make sure you’re prepared for your visit to Kyoto by checking the blooming times from the previous year.
*Weather conditions alter blooming times. Please be advised that the following information is meant as a general guideline, and that conditions this year may cause blooming times to differ.
See Kyoto’s famous cherry blossoms at their best! Cherry blossom season is almost upon us once again, and Kyoto is full of spectacular locations to see all the different varieties of sakura at their peak (Different species of cherry blossoms may
bloom at slightly different times. Elevation may also affect blooming).
When the cherry blossoms do bloom, it’s a popular pastime amongst Japanese to head out for a picnic and a drink under the pale pink boughs. Grab a picnic blanket and come join!
The following is information from the 2018 cherry blossom season at sites around Kyoto. Use it as a guide when you head out this year!
Blossoms at Sanzen-in Temple
Blossoms at Kyoto Botanical Garden
Blossoms on Nakaragi Street
Blossoms at the Philosopher's Walk
Blossoms at Okazaki Canal
Blossoms at Kodai-ji Temple
Blossoms at Hirano Shrine
Blossoms at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden
Blossoms at Nijo-jo Castle
Blossoms at Haradani-en Garden
Blossoms at Daikaku-ji Temple
Blossoms at Yoshimine-dera Temple
Blossoms at Yamashina Canal
Blossoms at O-ishi Shrine
Blossoms at Izumo Daijingu Shrine
Blossoms at Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine