- What is Kawazu Zakura?
- Where can we find Kawazu Zakuras?
- The Blooms of 2023
- The Blooms of 2022
What is Kawazu Zakura?
- Kawazu Zakura is the earliest bloom Sakura in Kyoto.
- We can find some of them in Ichijo Modori bashi bridge, Toji, Unryuin, and Philosopher’s path.
- They go into full bloom around mid-March.
- We may see them at Toji night illumination. (It depends on when they bloom)
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The Dates of the bloom in 2022
- Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge,. Sanjo Ohashi bridge, Toji temple, and Unryu-in temple: 26 Feb.
The Dates of the bloom in 2021
- Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge and Unryu-in temple: 30 Jan.
- Sanjo Ohashi bridge and Toji temple: 3 Feb.
The Dates of the best time to admire
- Sanjo Ohashi bridge: 4th Mar.
- Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge: 6th Mar.
- Toji temple: 6th Mar.
- Unryu-in temple: Not available (closed)
Find your Kawzu Zakura place!
The Sakura Season in Kyoto
We cannot forecast exactly, O.K.?
Earlier than our expectations these years.
Where can we find Kawazu Zakuras?
Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge 一条戻橋
Easy to find.
Sanjo Ohashi bridge 三条大橋西詰
Find Starbucks Kyoto Sanjo-Ohashi. Across the street, there are 2 Kawzu Zakura trees.
Toji temple 東寺
Keigamon gate is located near a Koban and Toji Higashimon mae bus stop. Go through it.
Couples of minutes later, you’ll find the gate.
Over the gate, there is a Dainichi doh temple and Kawazu Zakura trees are located next to it.
And near the pagoda, Kodo (3D mandala) , and the wall facing the east.
Unryuin temple 雲龍院
Near the main hall, the entrance gate and at the parking lot.
The Blooms of 2023
At Sanjo Ohashi, Ichijo Modoribashi bridge and Sanjo Ohashi, Kawazu Zakuras started to fall. We can enjoy the ones of Toji in night illumination.
At Sanjo Ohashi bridge. Migoro. HURRY!!!
We have warm days in this week and Kawzu Zakuras are in FULL BLOOM. 見頃に入りました。
The ones near the pagoda are in Migoro, the best time to admire. The night illumination of 2023 starts on 18/3. We couldn’t enjoy it with full bloomed ones.
The ones near Ekojo are also in Migoro.
Besides, the ones near Ichojo Modoribasi bridge are in 90％ bloom.
About 50％ bloom at Sanjo Ohashi bridge. They could be in Migoro in this weekend.
At Toji temple, IN RAPID PROGRESS!!!
The ones in the pagoda are nearly booming. I suppose we could enjoy them at the night illumination.
On the way to Baigen garden, I glanced the ones near Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge. They are not in progress.
Baien garden is in Migoro now.
At Toji, couples of Sakuras are found.
And Ichijo Modoribashi bridge, too.
So far, they bloom in the same way as 2022.
Though 1 week has passed,
just a couple of Sakuras found.
I found a couple of blooms at Unryuin temple (near the parking lot).
The buds at Toji temple are nearly blooming.
And at Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge, too.
I suppose they would start to bloom in next week.
As our old saying says, ” Get some sleep and wait good news.”
It’s unusual to see Kawazu Zakuras in snow.
They are BLOOMING at Sanjo Ohashi bridge!!!
NOT BLOOMING at Ichijo Modori Bash bridge
and at Sanjo Ohashi bridge.
Except some at Unryuin temple, the other places look like that. They would start to bloom in late February.
We could enjoy them at Toji in night illumination.
To our regret, I only find the buds in Unryuin temple.
Not yet at Sanjo Ohashi bridge.
Nearly blooming at Unryuin Temple. I suppose they would bloom in next week.
We only find buds at Toji temple, Sanjo Ohashi bridge, and Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge. Some of them reveal the color of their petals. They would bloom in next week.
The buds at Toji temple. This year, we can’t find flowers in January. I suppose they blooms in early February.
At Sanjo Ohashi bridge Higashizume, we can find some buds.
And at Ichijo Modoribashi bridge, too. I suppose they are in bloom around the end of January or early February.
I found some plum blossoms at Kitano Tenmangu shrine. Kawazu Zakura of 2023 would bloom earlier than expected, I suppose.
The Blooms of 2022
They are still in bloom though we have lots of Hazakura.
I think this weekend is the last opportunity to enjoy them in 2022.
Spring night illumination in Toji started yesterday. This year, we can enjoy Kawazu Zakura in the night illumination because they bloomed later than usual year.
Now almost all the Kawazu Zakura are on decline.
We can’t guarantee we can enjoy Kawazu Zakura in night illumination next year.
The ones in the philosopher’s path also are in full bloom.
Near the kitten heaven.
The ones near the pagoda of Toji are in full bloom but the ones near Kindo are on decline.
Near Ekojo, some flower became “Hazakura.” When many kinds of Sakura are on decline, leaves appears under flowers and we call them Hazakura.
The ones in Unryu-in temple also are in full bloom.
Now we are the best time to admire Kawazu Zakura. We’re in HURRY.
I send prayers for the people in the area hit by the earthquake yesterday and those who in suffer. 合掌
2 days ago, Tohoku region was hit by major earthquake and I didn’t feel to say anything is in bloom. So I revise this article today.
On 17th, Kawazu Zakura at Ichijo Modoribashi bridge is in full bloom.
And at Sanjo Ohashi bridge, too. I suppose the ones at Unryu-in temple and Philosopher’s path are not.
In 2022, the night illumination of Toji started on 19th. It ends on 17th April. I believe we can enjoy Kazazu Zakura, Someiyoshino, and Fuji Zakura illuminated.
Full bloom at Sanjo Ohashi bridge.
Start to bloom at Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge, Sanjo Ohashi bridge, Toji temple, and Unryu-in temple.
I didn’t find any Kawazu Zakura at Toji temple, Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge, Sanjo Ohashi bridge, and Unryuin Temple, The buds of all these places are nearly blooming except the those of Unryuin temple. I believe we can see Kawazu Zakura of 2022 in the next week.
As our old saying says, ” Get some sleep and wait good news.”
At Toji temple, Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge, Sanjo Ohashi bridge, and Unryuin Temple, NO Kawazu Zakura was found. I supposed we can see some of them in this week end.
At Sanjo Ohashi bridge, some buds are nearly blooming. I suppose we can flowers at least in this weekend.
In Toji, Unru-in, Ichijo Modori Bashi, and Sanjo Ohashi, I found no flowers. Execept Unryu-in, the buds in these places looked like in the ones in the photo.
At Sanjo Ohashi, some buds prepares for blooming.
The buds in Toji became やわらかい（soft/tender）, I start a report of 皇紀二千六百八十二年/令和(Reiwa)四年/2022. This report will finished by mid-Mar of 2022. I suppose we can see some of them bloom within Jan.
Enjoy my roport! 本年も宜しくお願い申し上げます。合掌。