The Maekawa Embankment in Higashi-imoarai is famous for its cherry blossoms, mainly of the Yoshino cherry variety. The cherry trees reach full bloom during the period from the end of March to early April all around the embankment. The cherry blossoms lit up by paper lanterns at night is also beautiful.
This location has been selected as one of the 200 selected Natural Treasures of Kyoto.
- 30 Marujima Haghi-imoarai, Kumiyama-cho, Kuse District, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: From Okubo Station on the Kintetsu Kyoto Line, Chushojima Station on the Keihan Main Line, or Matsui Yamate Station on the JR Gakkentoshi Line, take Kyoto Keihan Bus and get off at “Machi-no-Eki Aeon Kumiyama-ten-mae” bus stop. From there, travel 10 minutes by rental bicycle, or walk for 500m.