"Night sakura viewing near Pontocho" Pontocho Tip by aukahkay
Pontocho, Kyoto: 12 reviews and 23 photos
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.
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