With well-preserved ancient architecture and delicate geisha wearing gorgeous kimono, Gion is the epitome of the historic Kyoto. Therefore, only 40 cherry blossom trees here won’t stop viewers to appreciate the unique beauty of sakura, particularly at night when trees are illuminated.
Admission: free of charge
Number of sakura trees: 40
The age of trees:
Variety: Somei Yoshino and Weeping Cherry
2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Gion Shirakawa
Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to early April
Best time to view in 2019: late March to early April
Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): late March to early April
Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available
How to visit
Access: Walk for 5 minutes from Gion Shijo station and Sanjo station on the Keihan main line.
Address: Higashiyama-ku | along Shirakawa River Minamidori, Kyoto 605-0000, Kyoto Prefecture Japanese address: