Local map and Plan

Places of interest in the vicinity

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.

Photos / Pictures

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San-mon gate in the midway of the long approach slope.
April 30, 2008
A small stone image of Yakushi-Nyorai on the right and Jizo Buddhist images.
April 30, 2008
Stone stairs that reaches the main hall.
April 30, 2008
Hondo, the main hall, which was rebuilt in 1805.
April 30, 2008
Fudo-sui, a water fountain.
April 30, 2008
A stone figure of Hosho-ushi, a bull that brings you luck if you touch a ball in its mouth.
April 30, 2008
The belfry.
April 30, 2008
Juhachi-jinja shrine.
April 30, 2008
Three storied pagoda. This 16 m high pagoda was built in 1704 in Kozo-ji temple of Harima (present day Hyogo prefecture). Mimuroto-ji bought it in 1910.
April 30, 2008
Part of chisen-kaiyu-shiki teien, or a pond-stroll garden.
April 30, 2008
Karesansui, a dry landscape garden.
April 30, 2008
A sunshade and a bench of a small restaurant in the azalea garden.
April 30, 2008