- Kameoka, a well-kept secret place of Kyoto
- Have a relaxing walk through a tunnel of beautiful cherry blossoms
- Cherry blossoms are romantically illuminated in the evening.
- How to get there
Kameoka, a well-kept secret place of Kyoto
If you are planning your trip to Kyoto, you may have become familiar with the places named Gion, Arashiyama, and Uji, that are very popular with tourists. However, there are many other interesting places in Kyoto, and you’ll always find new attractions no matter how many times you visit. Kameoka is one of these place that are off-the-beaten-path but definitely worth the visit.
There are a lot of great activities that tourists enjoy in Kameoka city. The Sagano Romantic Train, the Yunohana hot-spring area, and Hozu river rafting. Seasonal flowers are always in bloom along the Hozu river. The natural landscapes are marvelous, and you’ll find that nature offers a different exhibition each season. I it great in every season, but spring and the cherry blossoms are especially magical.
Have a relaxing walk through a tunnel of beautiful cherry blossoms
Yawaragi no michi, which means ‘relaxing road’, along the Nanatani River, is very popular among the locals.
About 1,500 cherry trees are planted along this 1 kilometer road, and you will be literally surrounded by cherry blossom petals.
The best time to see cherry blossoms on ‘relaxing road’ is usually in early April. The cherry blossoms around are expected to be in full bloom around April 2nd to April 8th, but it can depend on the weather and temperature.
It’s also a nice spot for a picnic with a playground for children, making it the ideal place to spend some precious time with your family and friends!
Cherry blossoms are romantically illuminated in the evening.
Cherry blossoms in the day time are beautiful, but you’ll feel another beauty of cherry blossoms at night. During the cherry blossom season, the trees are illuminated in the evening, creating a very romantic atmosphere.
How to get there
To get Yawaragi no michi, take JR Sagano Line (San-in main line) from Kyoto station and get off at Kameoka station. Take the Kameoka Furusato Bus from bus stop #6 at the North exit of Kameoka station, and get off at the Nanatanigawa bus stop. More buses are put in circulation during the cherry blossom season.
Chitose, Chitose-cho, Kameoka city, Kyoto