Gion district in sakura season (祇園)

Japanese people have a special love for Cherry Blossoms (Sakura in Japanese language) trees. When Sakura trees bloom in Japan, approximately around mid-April, Japanese head to parks for a picnic under the trees. This type of picnic is referred to as o-hanami in Japanese language. In Kyoto, one of the great places to do o-hanami is the Gion district, where the ambiance of older times is well preserved and where plenty of restaurants and isakaya can be found. One of the best way to enjoy this district, in my opinion, is to walk somewhat randomly on the small streets which often lead to great surprises. About the great sights I was able to observe, the photo gallery will speak for itself!

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Nakanochō (Shijōdōri)
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