The Sanmon gate, a National Treaure, is the oldest and most outstanding Zen main gate in Japan.
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.
Syodenji – also “Shakkei” of Mt. Hiei.
And also David Bowie loved.
“Tofukuji temple” is one of the oldest and largest monasteries in Japan. And the wooden bridge with roof crossing the valley in the precinct which is wrapped with about 2 thousand maple trees is called “Tuten-kyo bridge”, and is very famous as a sight for autumn leaves.
Komyoin Temple is one of sub-temple of Tofukuji Temple Complex.
As you see, here flowers are not always necessary.