Kyoto 2 Day Itinerary: enjoy spring cherry blossoms and sweets



Cherry blossoms are at their best in Kyoto in spring 🌸🌸.
I stayed at La’gent Hotel Kyoto Nijo.
I was very satisfied with the attention to detail in the room and the sumptuous breakfast buffet 🤗.
On this day, there was a limited time event at Nijo-jo Castle, and I entered at a time when it is not usually open!
Please take a look at the following information 😙♪

*Please note that information and prices listed are subject to change.

Travel Itinerary

11:08am Kyoto station(京都駅)

This trip starts from Kyoto Station!
We took the train again to Arashiyama.

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Kyoto Station is located in Higashishioji-kamadono-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is used as a base for travel starting from here. It also offers a luggage delivery service to and from accommodations in Kyoto, and is highly valued for its convenience.

11:19am Saga-Arashiyama Station(嵯峨嵐山駅)

Head to the cafe at Saga-Arashiyama Station♪ There are many Japanese sweets shops and kimono shops in the area!

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Saga-Arashiyama Station is located in Saga-Tenryuji Kurumamicho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. You will need to walk a bit to get to Arashiyama, but in between there are many attractive places to stop by, such as hamburger shops, cute cafes, fortune tellers, croquette shops, and so on. In addition, the area is located a short distance away from the crowded Randen station, so the atmosphere seems relatively peaceful. The bamboo grove path is a popular spot crowded with foreign tourists, and a rickshaw experience that can be enjoyed by a single person is also recommended.

11:30am Yojiya Cafe Sagano-arashiyama Store(よーじやカフェ 嵯峨野嵐山店)

I went to the very popular Yojiya Cafe!
I waited about 30 minutes to get in.

Order from your phone

shortcake parfait

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Yojiya Cafe Sagano-arashiyama store is located in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, and is the cafe of Yojiya, famous for its aburagami. It is popular among people of all ages for its pasta, omelette rice, and sweets. However, there may be a wait time if it is crowded.

1:00pm Bamboo Forest Path(竹林の小径)

It was raining, but we went to the famous Arashiyama spot! The negative ions healed me~!

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Bamboo Forest path is a sightseeing spot located in Arashiyama, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It is said to have been a villa area for aristocrats during the Heian period (794-1185). The bamboo blocks the light, making it cool, and attracts many visitors during the autumn foliage and early winter when the area is illuminated. The bamboo also has a wonderful aroma, and the morning hours are ideal for taking pictures with few people.

1:30pm Togetsu-kyo Bridge(渡月橋)

The tourists have completely returned, unaffected by Corona, and there is a line on the bridge!

The power of the river!

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Togetsu-kyo Bridge, located in Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, is a bridge over the Katsura River and a famous tourist attraction. Word of mouth has it rated as beautiful by many tourists and matching the scenery of Arashiyama. There are also rental bicycles available, making it a great place to stroll around.

2:50pm Saga-arashiyama Station(嵯峨嵐山駅)

Return to Saga-Arashiyama station and go to Nijo station!

3:00pm Nijo Station(二条駅)

The hotel we stayed at this time is located at Nijo Station.
Less than 10 minutes by train from Saga-Arashiyama Station.

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Nijo Station is located in Nishinokyo Tsugao-machi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. This station is conveniently located less than 10 minutes by train from Saga-Arashiyama Station. Reviews indicate that the hotel where we stayed is located at Nijo Station, making it a convenient location for sightseeing and transportation.

3:10pm La’gent Hotel Kyoto Nijo(ラ・ジェント・ホテル京都二条)

It takes about 7 minutes to walk from the station.
Stylish looking hotel🏨.
Very beautiful from the entrance!

Sentences from “Tsurezuregusa” are all over the walls.

I enjoy the lobby with lots of ingenuity… ♪

twin room


Some rooms have balconies!

Even the toilets have a Japanese atmosphere

Laundry Corner

smoking area

Lounge Drinks

Lounge Space

large public bath

skin care

Equipped with shampoos

Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast Buffet

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La’gent Hotel Kyoto Nijo is an accommodation facility located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. It has a stylish exterior and looks very beautiful from the entrance.

6:00pm Nijo Castle(二条城)

Go for a walk around the hotel. A 10-minute walk brings you to Nijo Castle.
Normally, the museum closes at 5:00pm, but for a limited time, we went to the event because it was being held at night! (Now closed)

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Nijo Castle is located in Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Registered as a World Heritage site, the magnificent structure is a sight to behold. Visitors can also enjoy new experiences such as project mapping events held for limited periods. Often visited by school excursions, visitors can purchase tickets to explore the gardens and the Nijo Castle course. During the cherry blossom season, the castle is lit up and visitors can enjoy the fantastic atmosphere.

La’gent Hotel Kyoto Nijo(ラ・ジェント・ホテル京都二条)

Back at the hotel, we will spend some time relaxing… ♪
Buffet breakfast 🥓.

Enjoy your trip to Kyoto! Please take a look at this page for reference!

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