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Flower wash water at Yangkuji Temple

[Yogokuji] in Nagaokakyo, known as the temple of flower chozubachi

It was founded in 806 (Daido 1) in the early Heian period by Enchin Sozu, who founded Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Yang means willow, and is familiarly known as 'Yanagidani Kannon'. As a place of prayer for recovery from eye disease, it has long been worshiped by the imperial family and those suffering from eye disease.
In recent years, it has become a hot topic for its flower chozubachi, which is decorated with seasonal flowers, and it has become known nationwide as the 'flower chozubetsu temple'. The colored leaves are also beautiful. It is a famous spot for hydrangeas, and the corridor that extends from the Shoin to Okunoin is called the ``Hydrangea Corridor'' from early June to early July, when the flowers are in full bloom.

Yangkuji Temple

During the autumn foliage season, trees such as maples and maples are colored vividly. The autumn foliage seen from the window of Kamishoin, which was only accessible to a limited number of people such as the imperial family and court nobles, looks like a cut-out painting. In addition, Dodantsutsuji in the scenic garden Jodoen is also famous.

Yangkuji Temple

Autumn leaves season information

  • Best time/usually late November to early December
    Maple Week
    Visiting hours/9:00-17:00 (Last entry/16:40)
    Entrance fee/700 yen *800 yen separately for Kamishoin (reservation required)
    Light up in 2023
    Details as soon as they are finalized.HPPublished in
    Donation fee / 3,000 yen (with souvenir)

Yangkuji Temple

  • Youkokuji
  • Kyoto Prefecture Nagaokakyo City Jodotando Valley 2
  • 10 minutes by car from Kyoto Jukan Expressway "Nagaokakyo IC"
    A shuttle bus service is available on the 17th of each month (paid)
  • Tel.075-956-0017
  • 150 parking lots (partially charged)
  • https://yanagidani.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours/9:00-17:00 (Last entry/16:30)
    Admission fee: 500 yen for adults (regular season), 700 yen (when Hydrangea Week is held), free for high school students and younger
    *Separate admission fee of 800 yen for Kamishoin (only open to the public on monthly fairs)
*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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