Why don’t you see Cherry blossoms at Yasaka shrine in Kyoto?

Why don’t you see Cherry blossoms at Yasaka shrine in Kyoto?

I’m Nobu, I like traveling overseas and in Japan, visited 25 countries. I’ve got the license of the certificate English guide in Japan for 8 years.

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Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka shrine

I went to Yasaka Shrine.

Yasaka Shrine is located on the east side of central Kyoto.

It is located in next to Gion, the most famous downtown area in Kyoto.

The path from Kawaramachi Station to Yasaka Shrine is lined with many souvenir shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Kawaramachi street
Kawaramachi street

It is very enjoyable to walk along the path while looking at them.

If you walk around this area around 17:00 in the evening, you may see maiko (apprentice geisha) going out for a party.



Yasaka Shrine was founded in 656.

It is said to be the headquarters of about 2,300 Yasaka shrines in Japan.

There are always many people taking pictures at the gate.

Once inside, food stalls line the street.

Food stalls
Food stalls



When you go to the main hall, you will see many red lanterns.

These are offered from geisha of Gion.

The names on the lanterns are the names of geisha from the Gion area.

They represent their various prayers.

Cherry trees

Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms

If you walk further, there is a garden at the foot of Higashiyama.

We can see many cherry trees.

This is one of the most popular hanami spots in Kyoto.

Hanami cherry blossoms viewing
Hanami ( cherry blossom viewing)

On this day, there were people enjoying cherry blossom viewing.

If you come to Kyoto during the cherry blossom season, why not visit Yasaka Shrine?


The nearest station is Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Line.

From Kyoto Station, transfer at Shijo Station which takes about 13 minutes.

Yasaka Shrine is about a 10-minute walk from there.

You will enjoy culture and nature at the same time!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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