Choan-ji Temple is said to have been founded in accordance with the imperial command of Prince Maroko, a brother of the legendary Prince Shotoku. With its rich natural environment and a dry landscape garden, Choan-ji Temple is a very popular Buddhist holy site, but it is also open to the public for recreation and entertainment. Inside the Yakushi-do Hall, you'll find a great majestic dragon carved into the ceiling by a carver famous in the Tanba and Tango area. There is also a park located inside the temple grounds, Choan-ji Temple Park, which is operated by Fukuchiyama City. The 500 maple trees growing on the Choan-ji Temple grounds have earned it the title "Tamba Province's Autumn Foliage Temple," and in mid-November it boasts spectacular autumn shades of red, green, and yellow. Choan-ji Temple is also a popular spot for foreign couples to take Japanese-style wedding photos.
- 577 Okunobe, Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train: 15 minute drive from Fukuchiyama Station on the JR San-in Line, or Fukuchiyama Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line.
Bus: From Fuchiyama Station on the JR Sanin Line or Fukuchiyama Station on the Kyoto Tango Railway Miyafuku Line, take the Komaki bus line for 10 minutes to "Handa" bus stop, and walk for 40 minutes.
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Open every day
- Space for regular-sized vehicles: 20 cars (Price: Free)
Space for large vehicles: 5 buses (Price: Free)