Jul/1 - Aug/31  Wind Chime Festival at Shojuin Temple

Sightseeing information about Jul/1 - Aug/31  Wind Chime Festival at Shojuin Temple in Japan.

Jul/1 - Aug/31  Wind Chime Festival at Shojuin Temple3.8

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 from 7/1 '20 to 8/31 '20


※Due to the coronavirus concerns, the Wind Chime Festival of Shoju-in Temple will be held from July 1st to August 31 in 2020. And the advance application is needed to join the festival. Please check the official website.

Shoju-in Temple located in Uji-tawara area, Kyoto, is said to have been first built around 800 years ago. This area is about 5℃ colder than Kyoto City area so you might feel better than that area.
The temple is popular for its photogenic "heart-shaped window" (called Inome window) which is said to bring in happiness.
During July 1st and September 18th each year, the Wind Chime Festival takes place in Shoju-in Temple, approximately 2,000 wind chimes are hung throughout the temple grounds, sounding on a backdrop of tea plantations, hills and the sky. You can even experience painting a wind chime at the festival for 1,200 yen.
The wooden sitting statue of Fudo Myoo (Buddhism deity Acala) ,created by Kaikei, and the 160 beautiful ceiling paintings are also another highlights of Shoju-in Temple.

Wind Chime Festival
Dates : July 1 - August 31
Venue : Shoju-in Temple
Address : 149 Kawakami, Okuyamada, Ujitawara-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto
Admission fee : 800 yen (only during the festival)
Hours :
9:00~16:30 (April - October)
9:00~16:00 (November - March)
Access : Take Kyoto Keihan Bus from Uji Station on Nara Line, and get off at Ichumae stop. Transfer to community bus, and get off at Okuyamada , then walk for 10 mins.

PurposeFestivals,instagrammable,Traditional folk,experience,women,shrine/temple,sightseeing
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4.012 months ago

It’s made for the tourists but it’s a cute little place. Recommended to lovers, or course 🥰

5.0a year ago

A little hard to reach by public transportation, but a very quiet and cozy place. They have a festival from July to September, during which time it gets crowded. You also get a string charm if you come on the 8th, 18th, or 28th.

5.03 years ago

Something you will cannot experience in popular temples in Kyoto city.
Very accommodating people and the place was peaceful. We went this place as it was recommended by a local friend and we wanted to see the heart-shaped window. The window was pretty but we did enjoy other parts of our visit. The pretty entrance ticket to tea and small candies; the monk gave the visitors the brief explanation of history of as well.
On the way to the temple was nice too. You will enjoy the nature/mountains!

5.011 months ago

scenery and interior are elaborate

5.0a year ago

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