Kyoto Gyoen National Garden (京都御苑)
Kyoto Gyoen National Garden is a national garden of Japan. It is situated around the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Wikipedia
Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所)
Kyoto Imperial Palace (京都御所, Kyōto-gosho) is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. Since the Meiji Restoration in 1869, the Emperors have resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace, while the preservation of the Kyoto Imperial Palace was ordered in 1877. Wikipedia
First spot for Sakura 2021
Take subway from Kyoto Station to Imadegawa
From here, you can walk to Nijo Castle (South West) and Kamo River Delta (North East). Passing Kamo River Delta, there is a botanical garden.
Compared to other places, not much to see. However, it may be a good place for relaxing and picnic. So it may be a nice place for family but not travellers who prefer sightseeing.
However, there is lightup at Nijo Castle until the middle of April (open from 18:00) (Info about this is being added)