In Kyoto, there are over 2000 temples and shrines - which means that there are almost as many spots to view cherry blossoms. With the strands of cherry trees lining the canals feeding off of the Kamo River or Lake Biwa as well, the city is known across the country as one of the top places for admiring sakura. when cherry blossom season actually begins, many tourists from around the country, not to mention the world, visit Kyoto, and the whole city becomes all the busier.
This time, we will introduce you to some of these flower viewing spots in Kyoto. From famous places to little-known gems, there are over 40 locations to choose from.
Feel free to refer to this guide the next time you visit Kyoto :)
29. Kamogawa river(around Demachiyanagi)
The Kamo River around Demachiyanagi.
Here we reach the end of the Kamo River. From this point, the river splits into the Takano River on the east side and the Kamo River on the west. (This river is pronounced the same as but spelled differently from the previous river. The main Kamo River we have been following is literally the "Duck River" and this smaller Kamo River is named after the Kamo Clain who established the Kamo shrine in northern Kyoto and were powerful from the 6th-12th centuries.) The triangular island at the crossroads of these two rivers is called the Kamogawa Delta, and it is a kind of public space, which is often lively with flower-viewing revelers, enjoying this lovely time of year.