Spectacular view of the Higashiyama range, the sea of clouds, and capital lit up by the rising sun
Yoshimine-dera Temple was established in 1029, however it was destroyed during the Onin Civil War (1467-1477). Later it was rebuilt by Keishoin, the mother of the 5th Tokugawa Shogun, Tsunayoshi Tokugawa. Currently it is known as the 20th temple of Saigoku Sanjusankasho pilgrimage. The temple has a spectacular view and was used for the making of the film "SAYURI"; a Hollywood movie which won an academy award for best cinematography.
Photo:Shin Ito Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013/March issue,2013
|Address||1372 Ohara-no Oshio-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto|
|Hours||8:00-17:00 (entry by 16:30)|
|Recommended||Entry: 500 yen/adult; 300 yen/highschool ; 200 yen/junior & elementary school. Seasonal flowers are worth seeing.|
Simple Japanese sweets served in the café atop the mountain
Stay amongst the rustic flavor of rural Kyoto
Elegant form and color attracting women’s hearts
Shrines & Temples
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Mother mountain of Japanese Buddhism with numerous temples on Mount Hiei