Vol.181:Mimurotoji Temple

The rainy season will soon arrive.
One of the ways to enjoy the rainy season is to go out and see the hydrangeas.
This time we will introduce Mimurotoji Temple in Uji City, which is also famous as a hydrangea temple.

Mimurotoji Temple

Mimurotoji Temple is famous as the 10th temple on the Saigoku Thirty-Three Temples Pilgrimage.
You can enjoy seasonal flowers in the vast garden, and it is also called “the Flower Temple”.
The best time to see hydrangeas is from mid-June, and you can enjoy the colorful hydrangeas.
In addition, a guardian rabbit, a guardian snake, and a lucky cow are enshrined in front of the main hal,and they provide enjoyable experiences for visitors.

At the hydrangea garden, approximately 20,000 hydrangeas of 50 different varieties are in full bloom, you are able to enjoy the beauty of their colors.
The recommended time to visit the garden is in the morning.
The flowers look upward in the morning, but during the day they turn downward, so you should visit by 11 o’clock.

Speaking of hydrangeas at Mimuroto Temple, the heart-shaped hydrangeas are also famous.
There is also a rumor that finding one will improve your luck in love.
It seems that it is found in the garden every year,so be sure to look for it.

When the hydrangeas are in full bloom, the light-up events are held only on Saturdays and Sundays.
It is common to see the illumination events of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves illumination events, but hydrangea light-up events are probably rare.

Information of Mimurotoji Temple

Location: 21 Shigadani, Ando, ​​Uji City, Kyoto
Visiting hours: 8:30-16:30 (April 1st – October 31st)
        8:30-16:00 (November 1st – March 31st)
Admission fee: 500 yen for adults / 300 yen for children
Closed: December 29th, 30th, 31st
Parking: Available 300 spaces (charges apply)
Tel: 0774-21-2067
Access: 15 minutes walk from Keihan Mimuroto Station

◆Hydrangea garden◆
Date: June 1st (Sat) – July 7th (Sun), 2024
Visiting hours: 8:30-15:40
Admission fee: 1,000 yen

◆Hydrangea garden light up◆
Date: Saturdays and Sundays only from June 8th to June 23rd, 2024
Visiting hours: 19:00-21:00 (Reception closes at 20:30)
Admission fee: 1,000 yen
*Day/night rotation system (only the garden can be visited when it is illuminated)

Before going out, please check the latest information on the website etc.

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