Cherry blossom rain in Kyoto

While in Japan we had seen some cherry blossom in Tokyo but it was really towards the end of the season there. However, when we reached Kyoto many more of the cherry trees were in bloom. After visiting the temple of the Golden Pavillion we went for a walk in search of lunch and accidentally discovered a small park that had an event as part of the cherry blossom festival.

It was literally raining cherry blossom everywhere in this park.

Cherry blossom Kyoto

Cherry blossom Kyoto

Cherry blossom KyotoLater in the day there was going to be a procession here, and people were already lining the path.

Cherry blossom Kyoto

Several time while wandering around here there were gusts of wind and the air just became filled with cherry blossom – probably one of the most beautiful moments of the holiday. Cherry blossom Kyoto

Cherry blossom Kyoto

Cherry blossom Kyoto

As part of the procession the shrine was moved from it’s usual place and carried along a processional route. Cherry blossom Kyoto Cherry blossom Kyoto

So much cherry blossom – everywhere!Cherry blossom Kyoto

Cherry blossom Kyoto

Cherry blossom KyotoQuite a few times in Japan, by wandering off the tourist trail we discovered places that were both beautiful and fascinating. This was definitely one of those times. Technically we ended up in this place because I mis-read the map, and I am very glad I did!

 

 

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