A famous Buddhist temple and one of the foremost in Soto Buddhism. Located in Fukawayumoto, Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, the temple has long been considered the “Koya of the West,” a reference to the holy temple area known as Koyasan in Wakayama Prefecture. The temple is also famously known as the location where Ouchi Yoshitaka, who won fame as the conqueror of Western Japan, committed suicide by sword. Many Yoshino cherries, double-flowered cherries, and weeping cherries grow on the temple’s grounds, and in spring the temple becomes covered in light pink blossoms. The temple is a popular spot for cherry blossom viewing at night; during the blooming period from late March to early April, the trees are lit up until 23:00. Toilets, shops and free parking available.
Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Fukawayumoto 1074
Open 24 hours
Yamaguchi Pref. Nagatoshi Fukawayumoto 1074 [map]
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- the end
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Late Mar.-Early Apr.
- Open 24 hours
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Available(Free 100spaces)
- Night viewing
- Public toilets
- Number of trees
- Someiyoshino, Yaezakura, Shidarezakura
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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