Yodo River Park, Iwashimizu Hachimangu
Yodo River Park is considered one of the best spot to see sakura in Japan. It is 10 minutes walk from Iwashimizu Hachimangu, station of the Keihan line.
We went there on March 31st 2021 on a gorgeous blue sky day.
It is just across Goko Bridge. During 1.4 kilometers there is a line of cherry blossom trees. The trees were planted at the separation levee where the Kizu-gawa and Uji-gawa Rivers merge. The surrounding area is a riverside park with a large green lawn and a nice view around.
This place is not a hot spot for tourists, most of the visitors are local.
Normally people are having picnic here for lunch time, but this year as well as last year, due to the coronavirus it was not allowed. The area is windy, so you can enjoy great view of sakura flowers dropping down.
© PHOTOS BY JC DUMONT