Kyoto Illuminations in March

Sublime beauty before the dawn of the sakura

By Bonson Lam    - 1 min read

It is said the darkest time is just before dawn. In Kyoto, spring is marked by the cherry blossoms from March 29 to April 12, but if you are here in mid March, you can still enjoy the beauty of the plum blossoms. Kyoto is celebrating this with the Higashiyama Hana Touro from Saturday March 12 to Monday 21 March. Every night from 18:00 to 21:30 the historic lane ways between Sannenzaka and Shoren-in Temple will be lit up, as well as several shrines and temple gardens.

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Bonson Lam

Bonson Lam @bonson.lam

I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric lane ways of Kyoto last century. From the skies above Sapporo to the old charm of Naha's alleyways, I have been enchanted by the beauty and variety on every island. I am humbled to have met many distinguished people in my role as Regional Partner, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperial Family. From sushi cooking classes to Ninja training grounds I welcome your ideas on what you like from Please visit us in Kyoto or Osaka and have some green tea or sake with us. 

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