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
Kazurasei Teramachi Shop
Antiques selected by the sense of Kyoto’s old hair decoration shop
Shrines & Temples
Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple
Mother mountain of Japanese Buddhism with numerous temples on Mount Hiei