Cherry blossoms in Okazaki – image © Jeffrey Friedl
Some of the best cherry trees in the city can be found in the Okazaki Museum District in Northern Higashiyama. The park behind the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art is a great place for a small hanami party (cherry viewing party).
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