Founded in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), this temple of the Buzan sect of Shingon Buddhism is known as a great place for beautiful botan (peonies) and is popularly referred to as Botan-dera (peony temple). is known as a great place for beautiful botan (peonies) and is popularly referred to as Botan-dera (peony temple).
The temple received 100 peony plants from the head temple of the sect, Hase-dera Temple in Nara, which have increased in number to 1,000 plants of about 40 kinds. During the peony season in mid-to-late April, the temple offers beautiful scenery with gorgeous peony blossoms, which will make you forget that you are in the center of a large city.
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