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[Mandaraji Temple]

A noted temple famous for its wisterias

Mandaraji Temple was constructed under the imperial wishes of Emperor Go-Daigo in the early 14th century. It is a temple of the Seizan Jodo school of Buddhism, and the most prestigious temple in the Bihoku area. Part of the vast temple grounds has been given to the city and is now a recreational area, Mandaraji Park. Mandaraji is famous for its wisterias. On the park's arbors, totaling roughly 4,700 square meters and measuring about 75 meters at their longest point, twelve different kinds of wisterias grow, including types that bloom early as well as those that bloom late. The vines of wisteria that hang from the arbor in the spring and early summer can only be described as gorgeous. At the same time of year, the park's roughly 200 peonies are also in bloom, and visitors can enjoy both kinds of flowers in one place. From late April to early May, a Wisteria Festival (Fuji Matsuri) is held at the park.
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An old temple in the Bihoku region known for its wisterias
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Upper left: Gorgeous peonies blooming at the same time as the wisterias, Upper right: The cypress-bark roof of the main hall at Mandaraji Temple, Bottom: The stunning view of wisterias from below
 
Address Teramachi 202, Maehibocho, Konan City, Aichi
Phone Konan City Sightseeing Association
+81-587-54-1111 (Japanese only)
Opening hours The temple can be visited at any time.
Admission fee Free
Access From "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station" and take the Meitetsu Inuyama Line Rapid Limited Express or Limited Express for approx. 20 minutes. Alight at "Konan Station". Take the Meitetsu Bus bound for Konan Danchi for approx. 15 minutes, alight at "Mandaraji", and walk for approx. 2 minutes.
URL Konan City Sightseeing Association
http://www.konan-kankou.jp/kankouannnai/s06/

updated on Mar 25, 2019

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