Ryogonji Temple

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Ryogonji Temple, situated in Kyoto Prefecture's Ayabe City, is famous for the thousands of azalea (Rhododendron dilatatum) that bloom in the spring, and the lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in the summer. In fact, the Ryogonji Temple is the second in the 25 most famous flower temples in west Japan. On the temple grounds, there is also a 400 year old camellia, a 500 year old bo tree, and a 400 year old crape myrtle, all of them chosen as Ayabe’s top hundred old trees. In addition, Ryogonji Temple has crows of all seasons on the sliding paper doors, painted by the unique painter Ikka Nagai who is famous for painting crows. Thus, earning the Temple the name of the Temple of Crows. (Visitors wishing to see the crows on the sliding paper doors must make a reservation prior to visiting.)

Basic information


Postal code:623-0232
Ryogonji-6 Tachicho, Ayabe, Kyoto


Number of regular vehicles: 50 vehicles(Charges: Free)

Number of large vehicles: 3 vehicles(Charges: Free)

Time held/open


Regular holidays/closings

open all-year-round


Other: 200 yen per person


Train : From JR Ayabe station, take the Aya bus Shigananboku line and get off at Tachi bus stop. Then walk east for 15 minutes.

Car : Go straight from the Japan National Route 27 "Mikata" intersection until crossing the Tannba Bridge onto Kyoto Prefectural Route 8. Turn right at the "Torigatsubo" intersection onto Prefectural Route 9. Turn right again at the "Kuricho" intersection, then turn left at the road infront of the Toyosato post office, and from there continue to go north.

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

Equipment and service in facilities

Toilet facilities available

Foreign languages spoken

Foreign language guides/interpretation/audio guides: English

Contact information


https://www.ayabe-kankou.net/english/tourism/ryogonji.html (Ayabe City Tourism Association)


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