Yamashina Canal is a nice quiet place for a stroll where in spring you can see cherry blossoms and rapeseed flowers both at the same time
The Yamashina Canal is a 10-minute walk from JR Yamashina Station. This canal is a part of the bigger Lake Biwa Canal, and the Yamashina part of this canal is four kilometers long, and to this day the slowly flowing canal brings water to Kyoto from Lake Biwa. This is also a little-known spot to see the cherry blossoms, and in spring many people go to the canal to see the 600 cherry trees lining it in full bloom. Also, under the cherry blossoms, you may see yellow rapeseed flowers which contrast with the pink cherry blossoms nicely. The canal is in suburban Kyoto and there are not many tourists here so you may enjoy the blossoms at your own leisure. And in autumn you may enjoy the autumn leaves, so the Yamashina Canal can be enjoyed all year through.