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May. 01, 2020 UPDATE
Hydrangea Garden Illumination Event - あじさい園ライトアップ -
Traveler Friendly
This event can be enjoyed by looking around you, so there should be no language barrier, but the closest station is a bit far, but because of this you can enjoy the flowers in the middle of nature.
Information
Only Japanese.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
Uji
PeriodIllumination: Weekends between June 13 to 28, 2020 Hydrangea garden: June 1 to July 5, 2020
VenueMimuroto-ji Temple
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May. 01, 2020 UPDATE

Hydrangea Garden Illumination Event

- あじさい園ライトアップ -
Traveler Friendly
This event can be enjoyed by looking around you, so there should be no language barrier, but the closest station is a bit far, but because of this you can enjoy the flowers in the middle of nature.
Information
Only Japanese.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
Uji
1061 10 --- 0 reviews
PeriodIllumination: Weekends between June 13 to 28, 2020 Hydrangea garden: June 1 to July 5, 2020
VenueMimuroto-ji Temple
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In one of the best spots for hydrangeas in Kansai, Mimuroto-ji Temple in Uji, you can see the magical sight of 10,000 hydrangea flowers illuminated at night
Mimuroto-ji Temple in Uji is so famous for its hydrangeas that it’s sometimes called the “hydrangea temple.” On the nearly 17,000 square meter temple grounds there are 50 different types of hydrangeas. And in June, the temple’s 10,000 hydrangeas all bloom at once.
During this period, Mimuroto-ji Temple specially opens its garden to the public and on weekends illuminates the flowers at night. Also, after it rains, the way these beautiful flowers look as they glow like diamonds in their luster is truly magical.
Of course, the garden can be visited during the day, so if you’re coming to Kyoto in June, you should consider getting a glimpse of this incredible garden for yourself.
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Various Kinds of Hydrangeas
Various Kinds of Hydrangeas
Mimuroto-ji Temple is not only famous for its number of hydrangeas, but its wide variety of hydrangeas too. While the temple has many common hydrangeas, the real highlights are the rarer species which you may only ever be able to get a glimpse of here. This event treats you to a truly wide array of different hydrangeas.
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Heart-shaped Hydrangeas
Heart-shaped Hydrangeas
Mimuroto-ji Temple’s heart-shaped hydrangea are the most popular flowers in the entire garden. Normally hydrangeas are round, but sometimes they naturally grow in a heart shape – maybe because of the weight of the flower. If you happen upon one of these hydrangea, it’s said that you’ll find true love. The location of the heart-shaped hydrangeas isn’t made public so you’ll have to go and find them yourself!
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Pray for a Luck in Love with Heart-shaped Amulets and Ema Wooden Plaques
Pray for a Luck in Love with Heart-shaped Amulets and Ema Wooden Plaques
Murasaki Shikibu, the woman who wrote the famous novel The Tale of Genji, is said to have been associated with this temple and is why they sell amulets that are supposed to give you luck in love and help you find the love of your life. These cute amulets and ema wooden plaques are especially popular with female temple goers.
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