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  • April Infomation

    Highlights

    * Popular Day and Night time Cherry Blossoms Viewing Spots *

     Cherry blossoms are the most beloved flower in Japan. The peak season, when the trees are in full bloom, is extremely short. Every year during the peak season people rush to see the flowers and merrily have flower-viewing parties under the trees. The best time for viewing cherry blossoms in Kyoto is usually early April.
     Here are some of the best cherry blossoms viewing spots. (Please check the details later, as the schedule will be changed due to the time of bloom)

    Kiyomizudera-Temple

    Many wild cherry trees on the surrounding mountains.
    Night light-up ( 6:00PM-9:00PM, MAR. 27 - APR. 5 ¥400 ) shows you a fantastic night view of the entire city of Kyoto.

    • [ Kiyomizudera-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-551-1234
    • Access : City Bus No.206 "Kiyomizumichi" or "Gojozaka"

    Night view

    Night view

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    Kodaiji-Temple

    Artistic night-time illumination is unforgettable.
    Night light-up ( Early MAR. - MAY.5  ¥600 )

    • [ Kodaiji-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-561-9966
    • Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

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    Entokuin-Temple

    Neat Zen garden enchants the visitors.
    Night light-up ( Sunset-9:30PM, Early MAR. - MAY.6  ¥500 )

    • [ Entokuin-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-525-0101
    • Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

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    Nijojo-Castle

    There are about 200 cherry trees in the grounds.

    • [ Nijojo-Castle ]
    • Tel : 075-841-0096
    • Access : City Bus No.9, No.50, No.101 "Nijojo-mae"

    Nijojo-castle

    Nijojo-castle

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    Maruyama Park

    There are about 850 cherry trees in this park, the most popular place for the cherry blossoms viewing parties.
    A magnificent weeping cherry tree is specially light up from sunset-12:00PM, Early MAR - Mid APR.

    • [ Maruyama Park ]
    • Tel : 075-561-1350
    • Access : Kyoto City Bus No.206 "Gion"

    Splendid weeping cherry tree

    Splendid weeping cherry tree

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    Hiranojinja-Shrine

    There are about 500 cherry trees in this shrine.Many people have the cherry blossoms viewing parties during night light-up.
    Night light-up ( Last MAR - Mid APR. )

    • [ Hiranojinja-Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-461-4450
    • Access : Access : City Bus No.50, 205, 101 "Kinugasako-mae"

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    * Special Spring Public Temple & Shrine Openings *

    Special Opening
    MAR.24 - JUN.4
    Shokokuji-Temple

    Some parts of the temple, which are usually not open for the public, are on view.

    ¥800

    • [ Shokokuji-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-231-0301
    • Access : Kyoto City Subway Karasuma-line, "Imadegawa" Station

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    Treasury Opening
    MAR.20 - MAY.25
    Toji-Temple

    An unrivalled collection of national treasures are open to public.

    ¥500

    • [ Toji-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-691-3325

    Access : Kintetsu Railway "Toji" Station
    or 15 min. walk from "Kyoto" Station

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    Kobun-tei Special Opening
    On Sun., Sat. & Holiday in MAR.20 - MAY.5(not fixed yet)
    Shorenin-Temple

    Special opening of the Kobun-tei (tea ceremony room), and formal tea ceremony.

    ¥1,000 + entrance fee ¥500

    • [ Shorenin-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-561-2345
    • Access : City Bus No.5 "Jingu-michi"

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    Special Opening
    Early MAR. - MAY.5(not fixed yet)
    Kodaiji Temple

    Scroll and sliding door paintings.

    ¥600

    • [ Kodaiji Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-561-9966
    • Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"
    Kodaiji temple

    Kodaiji temple

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    Special Opening
    Early MAR. - MAY.5(not fixed yet)
    Entokuin-Temple

    Sliding door paintings.

    ¥500

    • [ Entokuin-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-525-0101
    • Access : City Bus No.206 "Higashiyama-Yasui"

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    Special Opening
    Mid MAR. - Early MAY.(not fixed yet)
    Daitokuji-Temple Obai-in ( Sub-Temple )

    Karesansui, dry landscape gardens.

    ¥800

    • [ Obai-in-Temple ]
    • For more information :Kyotoshunju
    • Tel : 075-231-7015
    • Access : City Bus No.206 "Daitokuji-mae"

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    Special Opening
    Mid MAR. - Mid MAY. (not fixed yet)
    Kogenji-Temple

    Splendid view from the main hall.
    Temple treasures and art collections.

    ¥500

    • [ Kogenji-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-881-1232
    • Access : City Bus No.28 "Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae"

        JR Sagano Line "Saga Arashiyama"
        Kyoto Bus No.71, 72, 73 "Keifuku Ayashiyama-ekimae"

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    Garden Special Opening
    Mid MAR. - JUN.30(not fixed yet)
    Hogonin-Temple

    Very famous Shishiku Garden ( garden of the barking lion ) made by a Zen monk.

    ¥500

    • [ Hogonin-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-861-0091
    • Access : City Bus No.28 "Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae"
    • JR Sagano Line "Saga Arashiyama"
    • Kyoto Bus No.71, 72, 73 "Keifuku Ayashiyama-ekimae"
    Shishiku Garden

    Shishiku Garden

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    Special Opening
    Early MAR. - Mid MAY.(not fixed yet)
    Hiraoka Hachimangu-Shrine

    Unique ceiling paintings of seasonal plants.

    ¥800

    • [ Hiraoka Hachimangu-Shrine ]
    • Tel : 075-871-2084
    • Access : JR Bus "Hiraoka Hachiman"
    Ceiling Paintings

    Ceiling Paintings

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    Special Opening
    Mid MAR. - Mid MAY.(not fixed yet)
    Daigoji-Temple

    Special opening of Sanpoin, Kondo, and Reihokan.

    • ¥1,500
    • [ Daigoji-Temple ]
    • Tel : 075-571-0002
    • Access : Access : Subway Tozai-line "Daigo"

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