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Hokongo-in Temple

Lotus Temple [Hokongo-in] in a flower garden decorated with beautiful flowers every season

The head temple of the Ritsu sect and Toshodaiji Temple [Hokkongoin]. In the early Heian period (794-1185), the villa of Kiyohara Natsuno, Minister of the Right, was converted to Sogaku-ji Temple, and later Emperor Montoku renamed it Ten'an-ji Temple, and in 1130, Emperor Toba's middle palace, Waitenmon'in, restored the temple and renamed it Hokkongoin Temple. The garden, including the mountain in the precincts of the temple, is designated as a special national scenic beauty spot, "Hokkongoin Aojodaki Auspiciously Located on Mt. The garden is designed to imitate the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss, and Seijo no Taki (Blue Woman's Waterfall) is believed to be the oldest waterfall masonry in Japan.

Hokongo-in Temple

It is also known as the thirteenth of the "Kansai Flower Temples," and is especially famous for its lotus blossoms in July. Visitors can enjoy beautiful natural scenery at any time of the year: cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, azaleas, and iris in spring; lotus, hydrangea, and sara in summer; autumn leaves in fall; and senryo in winter.

Hokongo-in Temple

Aoome Falls, said to be the oldest waterfall stonework in Japan

Special viewing period

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023 - Friday, July 7, 2023 9:30 - 12:30 (last admission / 12:00) *Saturday and Sunday from 9:00
    Saturday, July 8, 2023 - Sunday, July 30, 2023, 7:30 - 12:30 (last admission/12:00) *Please note that viewing is suspended on Thursday, July 13.
    Admission fee/500 yen

Hokongo-in Temple

  • Vajradhara (vajra-wielding gods)
  • 49 Ougino-cho, Hanazono, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 5 minute walk from JR Hanazono Station
    A short walk from Hanazono Ougino-cho bus stop.
  • Tel. 075-461-9428
  • 20 parking lots
  • http://houkongouin.com/

  • [Normal visit]
    The viewing hours after the special viewing period areHPcheck
    Admission fee/500 yen
*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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