Houtokuji Temple (宝徳寺)
The famous Houtokuji Temple—great for autumn leaves and peony trees in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture. It was founded by manor lord, Kiryu-Sano Masatsuna, as a Zen temple during the Muromachi period, set for defending the back of Kiryu Castle. In recent years, it has become popular for its “artistic temple seals” and their cute illustrations. The grounds have a karesansui (“rock garden”) set against the mountain, making a beautiful scene in all seasons. The “Botan Festival” is held from late April to May, and the “Momiji Festival” is held in November.
Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Kawauchichou 5-1608 (Kiryu / Isesaki / WataraseArea)
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- Gunma Pref. Kiryushi Kawauchichou 5-1608 [map]
- open everyday
[Goshuin] Tuesday, Friday
- [Admission fee to worship] Free
* Charge on the floor maple special Admission fee
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until May 19, 2020 (Information as of May 19, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.