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 2021
- Ichijo Modori Bashi bridge and Unryu-in temple: 30th Jan.
- Sanjo Ohashi bridge and Toji temple: 3rd 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.
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.
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.
Enjoy my roport! 本年も宜しくお願い申し上げます。合掌。