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Yatadera Temple

Tourist attractions

This temple complex was founded in 679 after Emperor Tenmu fled here during a civil war and prayed for victory. The main hall and Kaisando are lined up in the large precincts, and many important cultural properties are stored, including the wooden Jizo Bodhisattva statue of the principal idol.
Also known as Hydrangea Temple, 10,000 hydrangea flowers of about 60 species bloom in the precincts during the June-July season.

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Admission fee
Free ※500 yen from early June to early July
Opening hours
8:30~17:00
Parking
Free<br>※Private parking lot in Omotesando is charged (normal car 100-500 yen, large bus 2,500 yen)
Closing day
None