Hydrangeas in Mimurotoji Temple

Mimurotoji Temple, located in Uji, Kyoto, is famous for it’s hydrangeas which bloom all over its premises this time of the year.



Sure, the monsoon season might not be the most popular time to travel in Japan, mostly due to the incredible humidity, but there are definitely perks involved. 



Between the months of April and May, over 20000 azalea plants bloom. June to early July, it’s hydrangeas. July to early August, you can enjoy 100 different types of lotuses in the ponds.


Lastly but not the least, the red maple leaves in the fall are to die for. You can see why this temple is also commonly called a “Flower Temple”.



Between April and October, the temple is open to the public from 8:30am to 4:00pm. November to March, they close slightly earlier at 3:30pm. Entry fee is a mere 500 yen for adults and 300 for children under 12.


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