Takehana Betsuin | Japan Highlights Travel, for sightseeing around Tokaido

Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Takehana Betsuin]

Famous for the large wisteria of more than 300 years old

It is said that the Takehana Betsuin started when a hermitage was built by the nine residents who listened to the sermon of Shinran Shonin who stopped by in Mikawa Province in 1235. There is a big wisteria in the precincts which has been designated as a natural monument by Gifu prefecture. The scene of flowers cover the precincts in pale violet when it becomes full bloom in spring is overwhelming. Various events are held under the wisteria trellis during the 'Wisteria Festival' from late April to early May.
Address 2802 Takehana-cho, Hashima-shi, Gifu
Phone +81-58-392-1111 (Hashima City Tourism Association) (Japanese only)
Best season Late April to early May
Access Approx. 2-minute walk to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station" from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.
Approx. 4-minute ride on Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line to "Hashima-Shiyakusho-mae Station", and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL http://hashimakanko.jp/guide/temple.html

updated on Oct 31, 2014

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