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Address: 63 Hiraga, Matsudo 270-0002, Chiba Prefecture
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+81 47-346-2121
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Autumn colors brought out many photographers

On the walk to the temple from Kita-Kagome station follow a narrow lane which becomes even narrower along a sidewalk lined with huge trees, some of which are cryptomeria. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 11, 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

On the walk to the temple from Kita-Kagome station follow a narrow lane which becomes even narrower along a sidewalk lined with huge trees, some of which are cryptomeria. It was a nice tunnel of trees, obviously old, and fairly quiet despite the occasional passing car. The road was lined with mostly two-story houses and the occasional commercial building. Eventually... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

This temple is famous as hydrangeas Temple its because there are over 50,000 of hydrangeas. You can enjoy many type of hydrangeas. If you are lucky you can also enjoy Irish flowers. I saw many many maple tress. autumnal I would like to visit here to see autumn season to to autumnal tints next time.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2015

This is a fairly known temple with a nice garden, particularly known for hydrangeas and maples. 5-7 min walk from Kitakogane Station on JR Joban Line. Here lies to rest one of the wives of 1st Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Ieyasu (the man who made Edo/Tokyo and enshrined in Nikko). Madame Akiyama gave birth to the fifth son of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

I went yesterday,a weekday.The hydrangeas are at their peak.The ones in full sun were slightly past their peak. The irises were completely finished. It is off the beaten track and there weren't many people.I was the only Westerner. I saw the hydrangeas at Hakone today and I prefer Hondoji. There are a lot of maples so it is probably nice... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went in June. Whilst we could see the potential of the place, the plants were not in full bloom, perhaps falling foul to the heavy rain. We were left with only the husk of blooming plants, it made me think that they should not have charged the entry fee if the main attractions ( the flowers) are not in... More 

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