According to people, hanami ends when the petals start falling.
That started 3 days ago.
It was a gloomy and rainy week so when the weather brightened up last Wednesday, me and my friends went to Arashiyama to see the cherry blossoms.
We decided to take the Randen line, which is Kyoto’s only road train. A unique feature of the Randen line during hanami is that you get to see the cherry blossoms tunnel im between stops 3 and 4. It was a wonderful experience and I got a shot of it towards the end of my video.
I got a one-day pass for 500 Yen since I also wanted to visit Maruyama park for its famous cherry blossoms. The pass gives you unlimited use of the Randen Arashiyama and lines which crosses through Kyoto from the West to Shijo-Omiya. Doing so on a tram makes it more enjoyable.
Maruyama park was really, really pink! And a lot of tourists and locals were camping and eating beneath the cherry blossoms.
And a short video to show you the sights and sounds!