The light-up event of the weeping cherry tree (Shidare-zakura in Japanese) at Maruyama Park in Kyoto is a must-see annual tradition.
Maruyama Park is both Kyoto’s most popular hanami spot and a local favorite, so it’s definitely more lively than peaceful. The weeping cherry tree grown from the seed of its 200-year-old predecessor will be illuminated from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and there will also be a small — we mean really small — bonfire from March 29 to April 7.
How to get there
Maruyama Park is a 10-minute walk from Gion-Shijō Station (Keihan Main Line), a 14-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station (Hankyu Line), and a 15-minute walk from Higashiyama Station (Subway Tōzai Line).Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
24th Mar–9th Apr, 2023
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6:00pm – 10:00pm
Official site ⚠️ Link in Japanese
- 0.7 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
- 0.9 km from Gion-Shijō Station Keihan Main Line (KH39)
- 0.9 km from Keage Station Tōzai Line (T9)
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