- #2 Unryuin Temple 雲龍院
- #3 Ichjo Modoribashi and Sanjo Ohashi bridge 一条戻橋と三条大橋
#2 Unryuin Temple 雲龍院
Only one Sakura tree but…
Unryuin temple is one of the most overlooked places in Kyoto. It is small and cozy temple near Sennnyu in Temple.
In Unryuin temple, we can admire only one tree of Kawazu Zakura. We focus on it and it give us strong impression of “Hakanasa” of it. Hakanasa is noun form of Hakanai. Hakanai is translated as fragile. This “Hakanai” is the integral idea on Sakura we Japanese people have.
If you want to adore Kawazu Zakura in complete silence, visit Unryuin Temple.
We also enjoy Japanese tea with Wagashi there.
How to get to Unryuin temple 雲龍院へのアクセス
Kyoto city bus: About 15 minutes walk from Sennyuji Michi bus stop.
JR West: Kyoto station.
Kintetsu railways: About 20 minutes walk from Tofukuji station.
We climb up a hill and it takes more time.
About Unryuin temple 雲龍院基本情報
#3 Ichjo Modoribashi and Sanjo Ohashi bridge 一条戻橋と三条大橋
Ichijo Modoribashi bridge 一条戻橋
The Kawazu Zakura near Ichijo Modoribashi bridge is the most famous one in Kyoto.
On the contrary to Kawazu Zakura in Unruuin temple, that of Ichijo Modoribashi shows us its overwhelming vitality.
Ichijo Modoribashi is not a landmark like Toji or Kiyomizu-dera temple. Visit there on the way to Kinkakuji, Nijiojo, Kitano Temmangu, or Seimei shrine.
How to get to Icijo Modoribashi bridge? 一条戻橋へのアクセス
From 3 minutes walk from Ichijo Modoribashi・Seimei Jinja mae bus stop.
Sanjo Ohashi bridge 三条大橋
Near Sanjo Ohashi bridge, there are 2 small Kawazu Zakura tree. They are small ones and you might miss them. Cross the bridge from east to west. Walk on the left side. If you crossed the bridge, turn left. You can find them about 30 feet ahead.
Sanjo Ohashi bridge is the entrance to the down town. We don’t have any night illumination on Kawazu Zakura but the city lights near the bridge make Kawazu Zakura illuminated. At twilight, feel calm spring night in the bustle of the city.
That’s the way I love!
How to get to Sanjo Ohashi bridge? 三条大橋へのアクセス
Kyoto city bus: About 3 minutes walk from Sanjo Keihan mae bus stop, or Kawaramachi Sanjo bus stop.
Kintetsu railways: About 3 minutes walk from Sanjo station.