"Night sakura viewing near Pontocho" Pontocho Tip by aukahkay

Pontocho, Kyoto: 12 reviews and 23 photos

  Evening illuminations of cherry blossoms
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  • Evening illuminations of cherry blossoms - Kyoto
      Evening illuminations of cherry blossoms
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  • Evening sakura illuminations - Kyoto
      Evening sakura illuminations
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  • Takasegawa - Kyoto
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  • Bridges over the Takasegawa - Kyoto
      Bridges over the Takasegawa
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Just west of the famous Geisha alley Pontocho is a narrow canal called Takasegawa. On both sides of the Takasegawa running from Sanjo to Shijo, are cherry blossom trees in full bloom during the sakura period in early April. At night, these cherry blossom trees are illuminated, creating a magical effect. Small bridges span the Takasegawa, reminiscent of the bridges of Venice. On both sides of the canal are bars and restaurants where you can sit by the window to look out at the canal and people watch. You may be lucky to spot a geisha or two!

Directions: Just west of Pontocho between Sanjo and Shijo. You will not miss the canal.
Phone: 0752411636
Website: http://www.ponto-chou.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 12, 2007
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