The Secret Place to See Gorgeous Cherry Blossoms in Kameoka, Kyoto.

Are in need for a different place in the Kyoto area to see gorgeous cherry blossoms? Kameoka city, located 8 minutes by train from Arashiyama in Kyoto, might be the place you’re looking for.

2019-04-17   Visit: Parks & Nature, Kyoto,

Kameoka, a well-kept secret place of Kyoto

The romantic, Sagano Train
Experience spring on a trolley car. “The Sagano Romantic Train” in 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.

Many people enjoy the autumn leaves of the Hozu River while rafting.

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.

Nanatani-Gawa(Yawaragi no michi)
How about spending time on Yawaragi road?

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.

 Nanatani-Gawa(Yawaragi no michi)
Have a relaxing time in a peaceful atmosphere.

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!

 Night viewing of cherry blossom
Cherry trees in a mysterious atmosphere during the evening.

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.

 Nanatani-Gawa(Yawaragi no michi)
Let’s enjoy the beautiful cherry blossoms!

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.

Nanatani-Gawa(Yawaragi no michi)
You might be able to have all the cherry blossoms to yourself if you go in the early morning.


Chitose, Chitose-cho, Kameoka city, Kyoto

Tadaima Japan is looking to improve. Please rate this article!
[Total: 0 Average: 0]

You might also like





I have experience studying abroad in Germany and traveled 17 countries before. Love Korean food, Love Astronaut, Love Croatia. I will send everyone exciting information of Japan! Enjoy it!


Address Chitose, Chitose-cho, Kameoka city, Kyoto
Hours -
Price -
Close -
Access Take the JR Sagano Line from Kyoto Station to Kameoka Station. Take a Kameoka Furusato Bus at bus stop #6 at the North exit of Kameoka Station, get off at the Nanatanigawa bus stop, and it’s a little walk.
Phone -