Edited by Holly Stark
In Kyoto, everywhere is beautiful during springtime. It’s the city’s cherry blossom season and almost every spot is considered a sakura spot, from the trees aligning the Kamogawa river, to the heights of the Inari mountain, to the magnificent Buddhist zen temple of Kinkakuji. There are plenty of things to do in Kyoto and with the mild breeze, budding flowers and magnificent pink tunnels, the city is truly a beautiful place to spend the season. Enjoy the lush parks and botanical gardens while adopting the ancient Hanami way of life; living the Japanese traditional custom of mindfully enjoying the transient beauty of flowers and blooming petals. With a Kyoto map in hand and a Kyoto itinerary, you won’t be stuck knowing what to do on the island of Hokkaido in Spring.