Located not too far from Kosho-ji, and in the northern hills of Uji City, Mimuroto-ji (Mimurotoji), also known as the flower temple, was founded roughly 1,200 years ago. It features not only a gorgeous three-tiered pagoda, but also a nicely designed main hall, built in the early 1800s that houses an image of the thousand-armed Kannon Bodhisattva. Also on display there is a statue of an ox and a rabbit. Touching the stone ball in the ox’s mouth is believed to lead to victories in your endeavors, while reaching your hands into the stone sphere in front of the rabbit, is supposed to grant your wish, but only if you manage to put on equilibrium the egg- shaped object found in the sphere.

Address: Japan, 〒611-0013 Kyoto Prefecture, Uji, Todo, Shigatani−21
Phone: +81 774-21-2067
Opening Hours: 8:30 to 16:30 (until 16:00 from November to March)
Holidays: December 29 to 31
Entrance Fees: 500 Yen

Category: Kyoto, Summer, TSV
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