Believed to date back to the 7th or 8th century and home to the oldest stone image of Buddha in Japan, Sekkouji Temple is steeped in history. Fittingly, the temple garden is famed for its peonies, a flower first appearing in Japanese literature in the Heian period (794-1185). Of particular interest are the garden's winter peonies (kanbotan) which defy the cold to bloom delicately around the end of each year.
Last update: 2017-06-14
- Venue Details & Access Info
387 Someno, Katsuragi
From Kintetsu Nijojinjya Station:
- 15 minutes on foot from the station.
- 寒ボタン Winter Peonies
- address 葛城市染野387 387 Someno, Katsuragi
- Opening Time & Admissions
Early Dec - Late Jan
- Contact Details