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.
updated on Oct 31, 2014
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