I guess the secret is out. If you've missed the peak of the cherry blossoms in Kyoto or Philosopher's Path is filled with tripods and selfie sticks, come here. They have weeping cherry and other late blooming varieties including some azaleas and rhododendrons.
Do not come on weekends as it is super crowded with local tourists. There are not many foreigners here and staff don't speak English. They open 9am to 5pm and save yourself some hassle and just take a taxi. Allow 2 hours in this garden. They will confiscate your tripod at the gate ~ you get a ticket to retrieve it later. Selfie sticks are OK.
It is a private garden located north west of Kyoto near Kinkakuji. I would suggest you take a taxi to Kinkakuji and be there at 9am. You'll be done by 10:30am. Take another taxi to Haradani-en. Download the Japan Taxi app, it works like Uber except for taxis. Admission for adults is Y1500 and kids Y500. It is well worth it. You are literally walking under canopies filled with cherry blossoms. There are slopes and little valleys filled with them. The paths are dirt and NOT pram or wheelchair friendly.
There are toilet and food facilities. You can sit under the Sakuras and have your bento box or sushi for lunch.
After this you can wander down to Ninna-ji temple for more late blooming sakura and some history / architecture. It is also not too far from the Arashiyama bamboo forest but best to take another taxi. Then you're done for this North West area of Kyoto.
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