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2014/04/13

Sakura Report 2014 - Floral Town of Kyoto is the Best to See Sakura!

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/3200 sec, ISO-100)

I visited Kyoto on the weekend of April 12-13, 2014, and enjoyed literally the floral city of Kyoto. Here's the photo from Kamo river.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/5000 sec, ISO-100)

Compared with sakura in Tokyo, sakura in Kyoto has better-arranged petals, I thought.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/6400 sec, ISO-100)

So cute...

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/6400 sec, ISO-100)

This one is cute, too.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (9mm, f/5, 1/400 sec, ISO-100)

The willow tree and sakura go pretty well together in the bright sky.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/3200 sec, ISO-100)

You can enjoy beautiful sakura along rivers in the city of Kyoto.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/2000 sec, ISO-100)

When you visit Kyoto, you will find not only pink sakura, but also white sakura. Here's the white sakura along the river.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/3200 sec, ISO-100)

White sakura in the blue sky.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/2000 sec, ISO-100)

Rose-like sakura in white and pink.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (16mm, f/5.6, 1/50 sec, ISO-400)

Some of the sakura blossoms had indeed fallen. But they, instead, showed a vivid red color in the sky.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/2000 sec, ISO-100)

Even if without sakura, Kyoto has the beauty of nature. Here's the awesomely beautiful green road from Shimogamo Shrine, one of the world heritages.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/1600 sec, ISO-100)

Japanese maples and the blue sky.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/5000 sec, ISO-100)

Japanese maples are shining like stars.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/1600 sec, ISO-100)

Ah...I shouldn't forget about narrow paths of Kyoto. They are well-orderd and impressive, and fun to walk on.

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/640 sec, ISO-100)

If you go up to the north off the urban area, you will find another aspect of the floral town.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/640 sec, ISO-100)

Going up the stairs...

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/640 sec, ISO-100)

Again and again...

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (13mm, f/5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO-100)

And I finally arrived at Kurama Temple!

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (16mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO-100)

This temple is well-known for its white sakura. As the sakura was fully blossomed, I found many visitors in this temple of the mountainous area.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (13mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec, ISO-100)

Sakura and a resting place.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (8mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, ISO-100)

The scenery from the temple is quite magnificent with its mountainous surroundings.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/4000 sec, ISO-100)

The areas off the center of Kyoto city also have a lot of must-see beautiful sakura spots. Here's one.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/5000 sec, ISO-100)

Sakura street is just amazing.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/5000 sec, ISO-100)

Both sides of the street have fully blossomed sakura. It must be awesomely great to go through by car.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF50mm F1.4 USM (50mm, f/1.4, 1/5000 sec, ISO-100)

Such beautiful scenes are also one of the lovely points of the floral town.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD, Kenko PRO ND-1000, Kenko Pro1D WIDEBAND C-PL(W) (76mm, f/5.6, 99 sec, ISO-100)

Sakura is, of course, not the only beauty of Kyoto. Here's the photo of beautiful Otonashi-no-taki Fall. It literally means the fall without sound. But to tell the truth, I heard much sound, haha.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (8mm, f/4.5, 30 sec, ISO-200)

At night, Kyoto shows its another figure. Kamo River remains quite silent.

 

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Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 DC HSM (16mm, f/8, 65 sec, ISO-100)

And the city of Kyoto also shines in silence.

Good night, and good bye to the floral town of Kyoto.

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Takumi Nasuno. Tanagura Supporters' Ambassador (Official supporter of Tanagura Town of Fukushima Prefecture). A man who recommends TRIPLESSO just as he likes. A multi-language blogger for mainly nature photography. Currently I'm off from my main job (knowledge management and data analytics) and devoting myself to childcare for my newborn baby for half a year.
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