[Kitano Temmangu Shrine Ume Garden Opening]
The heavenly gods' opening of the ume garden, which brings spring to Kyoto
In the ume garden of Kitano Temmangu Shrine where the ume connected with Lord Michizane Sugawara grows, the early-blooming buds start to swell in around mid December, and the flowers continue to please the eyes of visitors until the end of March. The precincts are colored with the sacred tree of Lord Michizane's tobiume legend, "beniwakonbai"; and the rare "kuroume" species, as well as "omoi-no-mama" bearing both red and white flowers on a single tree. At the ume garden that opens in early February, you can enjoy some tea and sweets along with the aroma of the ume, and on the 25th of the same month, Baikasai and Baikasai Nodate Ochanoyu are held. Spend a graceful time admiring ume flowers in the land connected with Lord Michizane.
|Posted photos||Main Many shrines dedicated to Lord Michizane are said to have received the deity divided from the Kitano Temmangu Shrine
Right The precincts colored with all kinds of ume flowers
|Date||January 28th to end of March, 2017|
|Time||10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Address||Bakura-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
|Phone||+81-75-461-0005 (Japanese only)|
|Fee||Admission fee (Tea and sweets included)
Adults (junior high school students and over) 700 yen
Children 350 yen
|Access||Take the Kyoto City Bus Route No. 50 / 101 from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Kitano Temmangu-mae".|
|* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article. Viewing periods for flowers / autumn leaves and event schedules are subject to change.
* The Kitano Temmangu Shrine Ume Garden Opening is scheduled to be held every year from January to March.
updated on Mar 28, 2017
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