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Omiya Kotsu Koen
This park has go-karts on simulated city streets with traffic signals and crosswalks for kids to learn about traffic safety. Also an old steam locomotive and old streetcars from Kyoto, pedal carts. It’s a good place for a o-hanami because there is a grass-covered knoll with many sakura. They weren’t in bloom yet, but a giant shidarezakura, weeping cherry, in another corner, was in beautiful full bloom. We had a picnic under this shidarezakura, which was in full bloom earlier than Yoshino sakura. Then a little sleet started …
The annual Higashiyama hana-touro evening lantern walk event will be held March 13-22 from 18:00-21:30 nightly in eastern Kyoto, between Shoren-in Temple and Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The streets and stone-paved alleys of eastern Kyoto will be lined with electric lanterns, and artistic illumination displays are presented at temples along the route. Creatively-lighted floral displays can be seen, and Maruyama Park becomes an amazing outdoor gallery of illumination art. This is not to be missed if you are in the area.
More information at the official website: hanatouro.jp