There are 27 universities in the city of Kyoto and many other vocational schools.
Population of the city is about 1.47million so colleage students make up large part of the population.
School year starts in April in Japan.
University courses end around February and those who graduate from colleage start moving out and thus the city gets gradually quiet. In April new students move in to start their college life and the city is vibrant again.
The synchronicity of the cycle of school life and nature makes Cherry blossoms even more special to us.