A Buddhist temple located in Iwade City, Wakayama Prefecture which is the head temple of Shingi Shingon Buddhism. The temple’s entire grounds are designated a National Historic Site. The temple is also renowned for its cherry blossoms, and has been selected as one of Japan’s Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. In spring, some 7,000 cherry trees come into bloom on the temple’s grounds, including Yoshino cherries, hill cherries, weeping cherries, and Negoro-zakura cherries, and large numbers of visitors come to enjoy this fantastic flower viewing location. In most years, the best time to see the blossoms is from late March to early April, and during the blooming period, the temple’s Daito (the Great Tower) and large front gate are lit up at night. The temple grounds are open from 9:10 to 16:30 (until 16:00 November to March; entry 500 yen for adults (persons junior high school age and older). Toilets, shops and parking available.
Wakayama Pref. Iwadeshi Negoro 2286 (Wakayama / KinokawaArea)
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- the end
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Late Mar.-Early Apr.
- [During Summer(Apr.-Oct.)]9:10-16:30
- open everyday (However, Visits may be restricted due to religious ceremonies)
- [Adults(Junior high school students and older)]500yen
- Parking Lot
- Night viewing
- Public toilets
- Number of trees
- Someiyoshino, Hill cherry blossom, Negorozakura, Shidarezakura, etc.
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
Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country's most delicious ramen noodles.