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Otokuni-dera Temple (乙訓寺)

A historic Buddhist temple said to have been built by Prince Shotoku on the orders of Empress Suiko around the year 1380. The temple was later significantly expanded in 784 by Emperor Kammu. The temple is also famous as the location where Prince Sawara was confined by his older brother Emperor Kammu after his involvement in the assassination of Fujiwara no Tanetsugu. The temple was devastated in the Onin War and then later rebuilt with the aid of Keishoin in 1695. Today, the temple is renowned for the beauty of its 2,000 some tree peonies when they come into bloom. Note that viewing the temple’s standing figure of Vaisravana, a nationally designated Important Cultural Property, requires an advance reservation.

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Kyoto Nagaokakyoushi Imazato 3-14-7 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

phone 0759515759
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8:00-17:00

Review of Otokunidera Temple

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Reviewed:2019/06/14 Go see the Peonies.
A bit of a one-trick-pony this one. Great when the peonies are in full bloom, otherwise somewhat lacking. Nice atmosphere and not crowded were the plus points. Other than that, a pleasant enough...
Reviewed:2019/12/01 隠れた紅葉の名所
普段は拝観無料ですが、牡丹の時期は500円です。重要文化財の毘沙門天立像は、「牡丹祭」と「四国八十八カ所霊場お砂踏み」(11月の第三週末)の際は御開帳されます。牡丹で有名なお寺ですが、紅葉とみかんの木も綺麗です。
Reviewed:2019/11/15 「牡丹の寺」として有名ですが紅葉でも有名です
説明書からですが聖徳太子が建立したとの事なので、長岡京市では歴史有るお寺ですね。また門前に「弘法大師ゆかりの寺」と彫られた石柱の通り、弘法大師が別当を務めたお寺です。他にも長岡京初期の事件で桓武天皇皇太弟早良親王が押し込まれた寺として多くの歴史の表舞台に出て来たお寺、牡丹も有名ですが紅葉も有名です。是非歴史を感じにお出かけください。

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Address
Kyoto Nagaokakyoushi Imazato 3-14-7 [map]
Area
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
Phone
0759515759
Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[General (High School Students and above)] 500yen
[Children (Junior High School Students and below)] Free
Parking Lot
Available(About50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Grounds only. The hall is not supported.)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (Grounds only. It is not possible to hold the inside of the hall.)

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.