Sorry so many cherry blossom posts, but we’re so happy it was a long 🌸🌸 season! Chris had business in Kyoto and we decided to join him at the very last minute. And so happy we did… I didn’t realize Kyoto has cherry blossom trees just about everywhere you look! Gusts of wind made flurries of cherry blossoms and the petals filled the streams turning them pink.💕 We stayed 5 days in Kyoto then caught the Shinkansen bullet train back to Tokyo.
Philosopher’s Walk was my favorite. Such a beautiful and relaxing walk along the river with Cherry blossoms and Japanese Maple trees lining both sides. It starts at Ginkaku-ji and ends near Eikando shrine. Eikando is beautiful in the fall when the Japanese Maple is bright orange and red. Then we walked about 15 minutes to the Kyoto Zoo for the kids. And finished the day at the Heian Shrine which is right next to the Zoo. One of our favorite days of the trip and it was not too crowded like the touristy Kiyomizu & Kinkaku-ji. (We skipped those this trip as we have visited those places a couple times before).
Here’s photos of the Philosopher’s Walk at the end of the Cherry blossom season:
Here’s photos from Heian Shrine and others in the Gion area: