‘AZALEA FESTIVAL in SHIOFUNE-KANNON temple’
I visited SHIOFUNE-KANNON temple in OME , 1 hour 30 minutes from the center of Tokyo .
This temple founded AD 645, a nun from WAKASA region ( today’s FUKUI prefecture) offered the gold statue of KANNON Buddha .
It’s a SHINGON school Buddhism today, one of the oldest schools in Japanese Buddhism.
It’s famous for its 20000 azalea blooming in the middle of April to the early May.
The temple is surrounded by the hill , like the boat shape , the temple building is like on the bottom of it.
You can walk on the top of the round hill , there is a 15m tall Buddha statue on the top observatory.
The view from the tall Buddha statue is like a panorama of the azalea flowers !
If you want to feel the nature in Tokyo, check out here!!