Rurikoin is open to visitors only during special viewing periods in spring, summer, and autumn. Visitors may enjoy its iconic scenery of reflected maple leaves.
Jakko-in Temple / Kyoto, Ohara
Jakko-in, a tranquil temple, reached by a scenic walk through the traditional village of Ohara is located in a rural town in the mountains north of Kyoto City.
Kyoto Bus 1-day pass abolished
FEB 10, 2023
Kyoto City will stop selling one-day bus passes (700 yen for adults) , popular among tourists in September 2023 and abolish them in March 2024.
Shogunzuka Seiryuden Special Lit-up in Spring
At Seiryuden, visitors can enjoy a fantastic view of lit-up cherry blossom in the night with spectacular panoramic views over the city of Kyoto below
Shoren-in Temple Special Spring Night Visits
Shoren-in Temple’s beautiful gardens make a mysterious atmosphere at night. Visitors can enjoy strolling the path along beautiful gardens lit up.
Sakura viewing boat ride at Okazaki canal
Okazaki canal is located just outside of Heian-jingu Shrine. Cherry trees line the canal along Reisen street and run all the way out to Nanzen-ji Temple.
Byodo-in Temple Special Night Visit
Byodo-in, well known as its feature on the 10 yen coin will be lit up to create fantastic atmosphere with cherry blossoms and the image reflected in the pond.
Suika Tenmangu Shrine / Kyoto
Suika Tenmangu Shrine is said to be the oldest Tenmangu Shrine in Japan. The small precincts of the shrine are covered with weeping cherry blossoms all over.
Hirano-Jinja Shrine / Kyoto
Hirano Jinja, located in the northwest of Kyoto is an imperial family related shrine, one of the most popular spots in Kyoto for viewing cherry blossoms.
Kodai-ji Temple Special illumination in Spring
Kodai-ji temple’s stages are lit up with special illumination at night. Its beautiful gardens and weeping cherry trees create magical atmosphre.
Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Every year plum festival, at Kitano-Tenmangu is held on Feb 25th. One of the main events along with viewing plum blossoms is the special outdoor tea ceremony “.
Kyoto Ebisu Shrine / Kyoto
Kyoto Ebisu Shrine, located just south of the Zen temple Kennin-ji, is known as one of the most popular shrines dedicated to Ebisu, the god of comarce.