Sakura in Kiyamachi Street – Kyoto, Japan
Back to Japan! Not really, unfortunately.. I just went through the hundreds of pictures I took during my recent trip and decided to share some. One thing that really struck me was how the Japanese people enjoy the transient beauty of cherry flowers (sakura), and celebrate their blossoming all over the country, the well known hanami.
Location: Kiyamachi Street, Kyoto, Japan.
What to shot: Kiyamachi Street is a vivid road near the renowned district of Ponto-chō (先斗町), known for its picturesque alleys still hosting many geisha houses and traditional tea houses.
Ideal time to shot: Kiyamachi Street is well frequented all day long and offers always good hints for some street photography. In springtime the sakura blossoming adds a magical shade to an already fascinating atmosphere.
Gear: Standard zooms.
How to get there: Sanjo station of the Keihan Line or the Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae station of the Tozai Line.
Coordinates: 35°00′47″N 135°46′14″E