Below is a list of some of Kyoto's most popular spots for cherry blossom viewing (hanami), including the typical timing for best viewing in the average year and japan-guide.com ratings. See also our nationwide list of famous cherry blossom spots.
Ratings: best of the best best of Japan outstanding
Kyoto Ryokan ''The Kinoe'': Japanese-style inn and cuisine
Located in Kyoto's most popular district, Gion. We specialize in Kyotofs traditional cuisine.
Hotel Rejoice Stay Karasuma Oike, Studio Style Apartments
1-minute walk from the nearest station, within walking distance of major sightseeing spots like Nijo Castle and the Kyoto Imperial Palace. All rooms include a kitchenette.
Japanese hotel, Ryokan Nishiyama
Experience the real Japan at our affordable ryokan. Close to major tourist spots in Kyoto.
A real traditional inn at Gion with 11 rooms, friendly staff. Walking distance of Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka-jinja and more.
Inexpensive, cozy inn with helpful staff. 7 min walk from JR Kyoto Sta. Free Internet PC. Communal baths on top floor.
3 min from north exit of JR Kyoto Sta. but in quiet area. Cozy, clean Japanese rooms with bath. Internet PC in lobby.
A little, superior ryokan right near Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama. Free transfer at JR station. Private onsen bath.
Backpackers Hostel K's House Kyoto
Voted No.1 hostel chain worldwide for 2010&2011 by Hostelworld.com customers. 9 min. walk from JR Kyoto Station. Beds from 2,400 yen.
Traditional, cozy ryokan with 12 rooms. Japanese cottage style houses available. Located near Yasaka Shrine and Gion.
3min walk to Shijo Karasuma Sta. Spacious Japanese-style rooms. 140 years of history. Public baths renovated in 2006.
Conveniently located in the Kyoto town. 5min walk to Nishi Honganji. 5min by taxi from JR Kyoto Sta. Free Wi-Fi in lobby. The dining hall is renovated in 2015.
Kyoto FooDrink Tour @ Nishiki / Arashiyama / Pontocho Walk around town, enjoy a variety of foods, and experience the lives of locals through their culture and history. High rating on TripAdvisor (over 99% excellent out of 212 reviews.)
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