Sewaritei Embankment

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In Yawata city, part of 'Kyoto infused with Tea', there is a unique geographic occurrence where three rivers meet. The Katsura, Uji and Kizu rivers meet to form what's called the Sankawa (three rivers) confluence/junction. On the land that separates the Kizu and Uji rivers is the 'Sewaritei' or embankment which is one of the most famous cherry blossom viewing spots in Kansai. In Spring, about 220 Yoshino cherry blossom trees line the 1.4km embankment and create a spectacular cherry blossom tunnel. There are also plenty of other plant and animal life such as birds which make Sewaritei enjoyable all year round. Around the river are grass lawns and a tour-guide base 'Sakura Deaikan' which was built in 2017. From here there is an observation deck to view the vast cherry blossoms from a height of about 25m and you can also rent bicycles.

Basic information


Postal code:614-8307
Zaioji, Yawata, Yawata City, Kyoto


Number of regular vehicles: [Sakura Deaikan] 22 units (1 unit: parking space for people with disabilities) [Sewaritei area] 156 units(Charges: Free)

Time held/open

9: 00 - 17: 00 (Sakura Deaikan) * The observatory tower in Sakura Deaikan is open from 9:00 to 16:30 (last entrance is at 16:20)

Regular holidays/closings

December 29th - January 3rd (Sakura Deaikan)


Adults: Free

Children: Free

Other: * Due to maintenance the observation deck may cost during peak seasons


Train : On the Keihan Railway Main line, get off at 'Iwashimizu Hachimangu' station and walk 10 minutes.

Car : Approximately 5 minutes drive after exiting from 'Oyamazaki IC' on the Meishin Expressway, or about 10 minutes after exiting from 'Kumiyama-Yodo IC' on the Keiji Bypass Expressway.

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available|Bicycle Rental

* Others (Facilities in "Sakura Deaikan"): Observation tower (9: 00-16: 30), Information corner, Event plaza, Study room, Conference room, Souvenir corner, Vending machine, Nursing room

Foreign languages spoken

Foreign language explanations/displays: English

Foreign language guides/interpretation/audio guides:

In Japanese only

Contact information


*For enquiries please contact "Sakura Deaikan"(☎075-633-5120)


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