Visiting & Exploration,Otsu[Cherry Blossom] Lake Biwa Canal Cherry Blossoms

[Cherry Blossom] Lake Biwa Canal Cherry Blossoms

One of the best spots for cherry blossoms in Otsu is the Lake Biwa Canal,
which is located only a short distance on foot from the Keihan Mii-dera Station.

The incredibly popular Mii-dera Temple is also located nearby,
allowing you to make a detour while enjoying the blossoms all around!

明治期のにおいが色濃く残る琵琶湖疏水

The Lake Biwa Canal is a waterway that was constructed during the Meiji period (1868-1912) in order to transport Lake Biwa water to Kyoto.

Around 660 cherry trees, mainly Japanese cherry,
grow along the canal in the vicinity of the first tunnel, and the area throngs with walkers enjoying a stroll along both the waterway and the trees during the blossom season.

観音寺から三井寺まで続く桜並木

The cherry trees along the Lake Biwa Canal start from the water intake at Kannonji Temple and run all the way to the Kannondo at Mii-dera Temple!

琵琶湖から京都まで続く水路

The Lake Biwa Canal has a really retro atmosphere!

You can also catch a glimpse of the cherry trees from the Keihin train line, which runs along the Lake Biwa Canal.

京阪電車をのぞむ桜の名所

ライトアップされた琵琶湖疏水の桜並木

The atmosphere around the waterway changes completely at night. Just look at those beautiful nighttime blossom!

ライトアップされた琵琶湖疏水の桜並木2

幻想的な夜桜がきれいな琵琶湖疏水

The area is illuminated at night during the blooming period.

Enjoy a magical atmosphere, completely different from during the daytime!

Spot Name
Lake Biwa Canal
Best Time for Cherry Blossoms
Early April - Mid April
Illuminations Period
April 2 - April 13 2016
Illumination Times
18:30~21:30
Charges
Free