Shinnyo-do Temple with hydrangea.

Although it is not well known, there is a neat hydrangea garden behind the main hall of "Shinnyo-do Temple" (entrance free). Still in full bloom. It is a hydrangea spot that is still in time.


It is near from Ginkakuji and philosophy pass. If your time allow, be sure to visit.
Convenient bus stop; "Shinnyodo-mae" of Kyoto city bus # 5 and # 17  (8 min. Walk).

It is located on the hill. Taxis will be one of smart choices.
(About 25 minutes from Kyoto Station, about 1500 yen)

Rozanji Temple, former mansion of Lady Murasaki, with full bloomed bellflower.

The mansion site of Lady Murasaki

The precincts of this Rozanji Temple is the former mansion site of Lady Murasaki.

Lady Murasaki, who is known as the most ancient great novelist in the world, lived all her life this place. Almost all her numerous literary writings, including the most famous "The Tale of Genji" and "Lady Murasaki's Diaries" were produced at this mansion.

The garden of "Genji"

Open 9 AM to 4 PM
Entrance fee 500JPY

Hydrangea of Yokokuji Temple.

Yokokuji Temple

"Yokokuji-Temple" is the best recommended spot in the hydrangea season. However the traffic access is not so good, it is absolutely worth going.

The featuring sights with hydrangea.

Appearance and precincts  (1)

Main Hall and Corridor  (2)(3)


The back temple and on the hill  (4) (5)

Access and Map.

It is an hour's walk from the nearest station. And even if you get on the bus, it is a 40 minute walk from the nearest bus stop.
So I recommend only using a taxi.

10 minutes by taxi from Hankyu Nishiyama Tennouzan Station.
15 minutes by taxi from Hankyu Nagaoka Tenjin Station or JR Nagaoka kyo Satation.

Tentokuin temple decorated with “Bellflower”

At this time, not only hydrangea but also ”bellflower” is in bloom with remarkable beauty. And is the garden of Tentokuin temple, one of the sub-temples of Tofukuji temple, is known as the blooming garden of bellflower and is open to the public only during the blooming season.

The period of this year(2018) : 6. 25 (Mon) - 7.10 (Tue)
Admission fee : 500JPY

About Tentokuin temple :


The hydrangea and beautiful green in Sanzen-in Temple.

Sanzen-in temple located in the countryside in the northern part of Kyoto City is a little far but worth a visit.

The hydrangea garden.

The map and Access.

By Bus

About 1 hour on the Route 17 bus bound for Ohara that departs from Kyoto Bus Stop C3, located in front of the Central Gate Entrance of Kyoto Station.
It is an approximately 10 minute walk from the Ohara bus stop to Sanzen-in.


By Subway

Transfer to the subway (Karasuma Line) and get off at Kokusaikaikan Station.
23 minutes on the Kyoto Bus bound for "Ohara, Kodeishi", departing from Bus Stop 3 in front of Kokusaikaikan Station.
It is an approximately 10 minute walk from the Ohara bus stop to Sanzen-in.



General                                   : 700 yen (600 yen for organizations of 30 or more)
Junior high ・ high school   : 400 yen (300 yen for organizations of 30 or more)
primary school                      : 150 yen



Open all year round
March to Dec. 7th           :  8:30 am~17:00 pm (close17:30)
Dec. 7th to Feb                :  9:00 am~16:30 pm (close17:00)

Hydrangea garden at Fujinomori Jinjya Shrine in Fushimi area.

Fujimori Shrine at this timing is famous for its hydrangea garden. However this year there seems to be few flowers. So unfortunately we cannot recommend it much.

Information :

There are two hydrangea gardens.
One is the left side of the approach road towards main shrine.
Another is behind the main shrine. (The entrance is on the right side of main hall)

Hydrangea garden entrance fee: 300 JPY (Common to both gardens)

Cape Jasmin in downtown Kyoto.

This white noble flower called "Cape jasmine" in English is also many planted as street trees in downtown Kyoto. And now is the flowering season. So you may meet this flower on the street now. But in that case you will surely be attracted to that sweet aroma first before finding the flower. It is such a sweet and rich fragrant flower.