Travel Note of Kyoto for Cherry Blossoms Part 5: Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (evening illuminations)

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I traveled to Kyoto to view cherry blossoms for three days and two nights. Although the weather was not always good, cherry blossoms in Kyoto were marvelous. In this article, I will write about Maruyama Park, Nene Road, Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple as part of Day 1.

[Series of articles]
* Day 1 (1) Heian Jingu Shrine and Okazaki Canal (Jikkokubune Boat Ride)
* Day 1 (2) Keage Incline and Nanzenji Temple
* Day 1 (3) Philosopher’s Path
* Day 1 (4) Takenaka Inari Shrine, Munetada Shrine, Shinnyodo Temple and Konkai Komyoji Temple
* Day 1 (5) Maruyama Park, Nene Road, Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple (evening illuminations) [This article]
* Day 2 (1) Kyoto Gyoen and Kyoto Gosho
* Day 2 (2) Honmanji Temple, Nijo Castle, Shinsen-en and Kiyomizu-dera Temple
* Day 2 (3) To-ji Temple (including evening illuminations) and Rikuson-no Shrine
* Day 3 (1) Arashiyama (Bamboo Grove), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Gion Shirakawa and Kenninji Temple

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So far I walked around the northern part of Rakuto area in Kyoto and from now I am going to the southern part of Rakuto area.

Maruyama Park

To begin with, Maruyama Park. There is a famous shidarezakura (weeping cherry blossoms on sprays) called “Night cherry trees in Gion”.Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Maruyama Park1

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Chaged the white barance setting so that it looked like sunset.Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Maruyama Park3

Nene Road

Next, Nene Road, which is near Kodai-ji temple. It has beautiful scenery just like typical Kyoto.Kyoto Cherry Blossoms Nene Road1

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Yasaka Pagoda

Next destination was Yasaka Pagoda. The venue is often used for filming spots and the sunset around here was so impressive.Kyoto Yasaka Pagoda1

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple (evening illuminations)

The last stop was Kiyomizu-dera temple for evening illuminations. Although I understood there were so many crowds at Kiyomizu-dera temple, I decided to visit there to see how it looked like in Spring.

Nio-mon gate and three storied pagoda.""

Cherry blossoms.""

Three storied pagoda.""

The main hall of Kiyomizu-dera temple.Kyoto kiyomizu-dera temple1



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Three storied pagoda again.""

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Now I completed the Day 1.


That’s it for the article about Maruyama Park, Nene Road, Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple as part of Day 1. I especially recommend Yasaka Pagoda and Kiyomizu-dera Temple, as both of them represent beautiful Kyoto scenery 🙂

In the next article, I will write about Kyoto Gyoen and Kyoto Gosho as part of Day 2.

[Related Link]
Kyoto Travel Guide (English)
Kiyomizu-dera Temple (English)

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