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.
Rokusai Nenbutsu is a folklore dance as playing chant music by flutes and drums, handbells.
Often it is dedicated to the Bon Festival.
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.
Very very hot summer in Kyoto, but lotus has been in good condition in bloom. There look a feeling of coolness to appreciate, but to climb up to the hillside you will sweat considerably.
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.
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.
If you visit “Sanjusangendo Temple” or “Kyoto National Museum”, stop by this “Chishaku-in Temple” as well. Hydrangea is at its best now.