The Sanmon gate, a National Treaure, is the oldest and most outstanding Zen main gate in Japan.
The Osawa pond of Daikakuji is now a lotus paradise.
Here is the northernmost part of Kyoto city. This beautiful purple chrysanthemum, which was named “Kitayama Yuzen Kiku”, is a native species in this area and is now protected and brought up like this.
How beautiful this cobblestone is! This walk pass leads to Otani Hombyo. Moreover under this there is a pond where lotus is blooming. And you will see a wonderful eyeglasses shaped bridge is crossing over.
In Kyoto city, there is a famous temple for lotus at the middle point to Arashiyama. Just get off at JR Hanazono station.
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.
The precincts of this Rozanji Temple is the former mansion site of Lady Murasaki. Almost all her numerous literary writings, including the most famous “The Tale of Genji” and “Lady Murasaki’s Diaries” were produced at this mansion.
“Yokokuji-Temple” is the best recommended spot in the hydrangea season. However the traffic access is not so good, it is absolutely worth going.
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.
“Tsu-yu”(Rainy Season) at Mimurotoji Temple, here appears an Ajisai(Hydrangea) blue world. This temple located at south side of Kyoto has a very famous garden where 10,000-Hydrangea are planted at.