Otokunidera is said to have been built by Prince Shotoku and is the oldest temple in Nagaokakyo City. Kukai and Saicho are also said to have met for the first time at this temple and exchanged ideas about Esoteric Buddhism. It is also famous as "Peony Temple". Every year around late April, about 2000 peony flowers from 30 different species are in full bloom and you can enjoy the elegant scenery of white Japanese umbrellas and colorful peony flowers.
3 Chome-14-7 Imazato, Nagaokakyo City, Kyoto
- Train: Get off at "Nagaoka Tenjin" station on the Hankyu Kyoto line and 20 minutes, or get off at "Nagaokakyo" station on the JR Kyoto line and walk 40 minutes
Bus: Take the Hankyu Bus from "Nagaoka Tenjin" Station on the Hankyu Kyoto Line or "Nagaokakyo" Station on the JR Kyoto Line and get off at "Yakushido", then walk for 5 minutes.
Car: From the Nagaokakyo IC on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway, take Prefectural Road 10 north for 2.5 km.
- Business Hours
- 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (Temple stamps/Gosyuin is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm)
- Adult: High School and up - 500 yen
Children: Middle School and younger - Free
Number of regular vehicles: 30 (Fee: 500 yen)