BLOGWalking2020.03.26

Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color②"Honmanji Temple" related to the Konoe family

Various places in Kyoto have been dyed with light and dark cherry blossom colors.

I went to "Honmanji Temple" associated with the Konoe family, which is about a 10 minute walk northwest of Keihan Demachiyanagi Station.

Nisshu Shonin, son of Kanpaku, Michitsugu KONOE, built this temple in Imadegawa Shinmachi in 1410.

Later, in 1539, it was moved to its current location, and it is one of the eight temples of the Nichiren sect in Kyoto.

Entering from the west gate, weeping cherry trees over 90 years old which appear on the north side were in full bloom!

It is said to be the sister tree of "Gion Shidarezakura" which is the symbol of Maruyama-kouen Park, and the branches are also impressive.

After the best time to see Shidarezakura here, Beni Shidarezakura and Yaezakura will be at the best time.

Peonies, the family crest of the Konoe family, are also planted in the precincts of the shrine, and you can continue enjoying the double cherry blossoms.

If the timing is right, you might be able to enjoy the competition between Yaezakura and Botan.

本満寺_リサイズ済2.jpgIts official name is "Kosenrufuzan Hongan Manzoku-ji Temple".

It is a temple with a long history, which is said to have been a place of prayer for the Tokugawa family in the Edo period.

I heard that many people come to enjoy Shidarezakura from early in the morning.

We hope that you will enjoy the temple's hanami on this web site "KYOTO CHISHIN".


Honman-ji Temple
16-1 Tsuruyama-cho, Imadegawa agaru, Teramachi-dori Street, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City
10 minutes walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi Station


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