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Hydrangeas at Mimuroto-ji Temple

Flower Temple in Uji known as Hydrangea Temple [Mimurotoji]

The temple was founded in 770 by the monk Gyomyo at the request of Emperor Kojin, grandson of Emperor Tenchi. It was called "Mimuroto-ji Temple.
Later, the name was changed to Mimuroto-ji Temple, replacing the initial "Go" with "San" because the three emperors, Konin, Hanayama, and Shirakawa, had their detached palaces in this area. Mimuroto-dera is the 10th temple of the 33 sacred places of the Kannon Sacred Shrine in the western part of Japan, and is still visited by pilgrims to this day. The temple is one of the most famous flower temples in Kyoto, and visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers such as plum blossoms, azaleas, lotus, and autumn leaves. The hydrangea garden, with 20,000 hydrangeas of about 50 varieties blooming among the cedar groves, is especially beautiful, and the temple is known throughout Japan as "Hydrangea Temple.

Mimurotoji Temple

  • Mimuro Toji
  • 21 Shigaya, Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 15 minutes on foot from Keihan "Mimuroto Station"
  • Tel.0774-21-2067
  • Hours of admission: 8:30-16:30 (April 1-October 31), 8:30-16:00 (November 1-March 31)
    Last entry to the gate is 30 minutes before closing.
    Closed Dec. 29-31 and Aug. 13-15
    Admission: Adults 500 yen, Children 300 yen
    During the opening period of Shidare Ume Garden and Azalea Garden / Adults 800 yen, Children 400 yen
    During the opening period of the hydrangea garden, hydrangeas are lit up / Adults 1000 yen, children 500 yen
  • 300 parking spaces (500 yen for passenger cars)
  • https://www.mimurotoji.com/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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