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©AFLO, Hideaki Tanaka

Tea houses often visited by geisha and maiko (geisha in training) line the old-style streets. When the cherry blossom trees bloom, they light up like lit matches and are astoundingly beautiful. When night falls, the sakura are illuminated, creating a magical world.

  • Address

    Shijo Street, Yamato-ooji, Sueyoshi-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto

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  • Entry fee

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  • Opening Hours

    Light-up from end of March to the beginning of April 18:00-22:00
    *Varies every year

  • Closed

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  • Website

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  • Best Season

    Mar., Apr.

  • Point

    The sakura season changes every year so be sure to look at the sakura forecast from Kyoto city before going.

  • Nearest Station/IC Access

    -3 min walk from the Keihan Gion-Shijo Station
    -5 min walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi

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