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Hirokawa-dera Temple (弘川寺)


This temple located in the Hirokawa area of Kanan-cho is famous as the place where the monk Saigyo ended his life. A famous cherry blossom viewing spot, the famous Suya-zakura (red weeping cherry blossoms) on the grounds have thin trunks and a deep pink dainty appearance when they begin to bloom. The best time to see them is usually from the beginning to end of April. Approx. 1,500 cherry blossoms such as Yoshino cherry blossoms, yae-zakura and weeping cherry blossoms bloom nearby, and the area was chosen as one of Osaka's top 100 green landscapes. The 13th En no Gyoja's sacred site of the Saigoku Yakushi 49 Temple Pilgrimage, possesses items such as a wooden seated statue of a saint who achieved complete emptiness, a prefecture-designated tangible cultural property, and a wooden Kobo Daishi seated statue.


Osaka Minamikawachigunkananchou Hirokawa 43 (Minami-KawachiArea)

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