By Carole Ann Goldsmith Copyright ©All Rights Reserved
Visiting the Kyoto Botanical gardens is one of the delights of being in Kyoto in Spring (April). Wander under the canopy of cherry blossom trees along the river as locals celebrate the Sakura (Cherry blossom festival).
View the magnificent multi coloured flowers on display or have a picnic in the treed area. I spent hours wandering the garden, painting a picture of the flowers while joining the many other artists in the gardens celebrating spring.
Many of the Kyoto Buses stop at the Botanical Gardens, ask at the bus centre next to Kyoto station for a bus map and details of buses that go to the Kyoto Botanical Gardens. Take a picnic and be ready to relax in the colours of spring.