Mimuroto-ji temple in Uji, Kyoto
Mimuroto-ji temple, the tenth temple of The Western 33 Temples where amulets are offered to pilgrims, is famous for its flowers.
20,000 azaleas bloom from end of April to early May, and 10,000 hydrangeas come out in June.
This temple is an honorary head temple of Honzan-Shugen-shu sect.
History of Mimuroto-ji
A Buddhist image of Senju-Kan'non (the "thousand-armed" Bodhisattva of Compassion) was found somewhere up the stream of the Shizu-gawa river in Mt. Uji-yama in the Hoki era (770-780). Emperor Konin (709-781) founded a temple called Omuroto-ji to enshrine the image. This is said to be the origin of this temple. The name of the temple was changed to Mimuroto-ji later.
How to get to Mimuroto-ji
- 30 minutes from Shijo station to Mimurodo station via Chushojima station on Keihan Railway, then 15 minutes on foot.
- Keihan-Uji-Bus Company operates several times a day from JR Uji Station to Mimuroto-ji via Keihan Uji station.
Hours and Admission
Open daily except December 29, 30, 31.
8:30 -16:30 (April 1 - October 31)
8:30 - 16:00 (November 1 - March 31)
The box office will be closed 30 minutes before closure of the gate.
Adults: 500 yen
Children: 300 yen.
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