Jun. 04, 2019 UPDATE


- 豊太閤花見行列 -
PeriodThe second Sunday of April, every year
VenueDaigoji temple
Parade of the cherry-blossom viewing of the old day
Daigoji temple is famous as the cherry blossoms place in Kyoto and it is also ‘Flower Daigo’. Hotaikohanamigyoretu is held at Daigoji temple on April 12th. Usually during that time, various cherry blossom trees like weeping cherry blossoms, Someiyoshino, Yamasakura or Yaezakura are bloomed in Daigoji temple which is the world heritage site. The origin of ‘Hotaikohanamigyoretsu’ is that Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi had planted 700 cherry blossom trees and built Sanpoin and its garden to have a magnificent party in the spring of 1598. 1300 people including Hideyori (his son), his wife or his entourages visited this party. This party leads to current ‘Hotaiko Hanami Gyoretsu’. It is held on the second Sunday of April every year and neighboring areas are crowded with many people all day. In addition to the beautiful cherry blossoms, a parade with people wearing gorgeous costume is the scenery in which we can recognize the Japanese beauty.
The parade starts from Sanpoin at 1pm and go to the main hall, it takes around 30 minutes to arrive at the main hall. After ancient court music is performed in front of the main hall, the parade returns to Sanpoin again.
The ancient court music, Kyogen and dance are performed in the temporary stage in front of the main hall. These performances add the gorgeous atmosphere to beautiful cherry blossoms. You may be able to feel a truly atmosphere of the cherry blossom viewing
Cherry blossoms
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Cherry blossoms
Daigoji temple is famous for cherry blossoms. You can enjoy Kawadu cherry blossoms which begins to bloom at the end of March, weeping cherry blossoms in Sanpoin, Ooyama cherry blossoms and 100 year old Someiyoshino. Various cherry blossoms give us fun for almost 3 weeks. ( A flowering period changes depending on the climate of the year.)
Manner & Tips
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Since the festival is crowded with a lot of people, we recommend visiting well in advance
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I have never seen such a beautiful road covered with cherry blossom trees ! A lot of cherry blossom trees are lined up straight in both sides of the way from Sanpoin to the main hall. People in the parade and visitors seem to be celebrating the coming of spring. Please image the cherry blossom viewing party which was held in 1598 while enjoying beautiful cherry blossom trees. You may be able to feel a nostalgic atmosphere.
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Hotaiko-hanamigyoretsu / 豊太閤花見行列
Phone +81 75-571-0002
Address 22 Daigo higashioji cho, fushimi ku, Kyoto city
Directions 15 minutes by walk from subway Tozai line Daigo station
Event time 1 pm
Cancellations Parade is cancelled in the case of rain and festival is held in Mainhall
Price range
Credit cards Not accepted
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
You can enjoy not only cherry blossoms but also Japanese traditional performance like an ancient court music, Kyogen and dance
Information Japanese only
Lanuages spoken Japanese only
URL1 http://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.html
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