The Sekkoji Temple known for its beautiful scenery of winter peonies
Have you heard of the rare winter peonies that color the winter landscape? Typically, regular peonies bloom without human intervention when it’s the right season. However, the delicate winter peony is artificially cultivated under a straw roof to protect it against the frost as they bloom against the harshness of the cold. In the world of flowers, it is celebrated as a noble flower that radiates with elegance and force. Every year, Sekkoji Temple in Katsuragi city is decorated with around 200 winter peonies. Both inherited from generation to generation, the temple and these winter peonies are preciously protected. Every year from early December to early January, the sight of the blooming winter peony will take your breath away. Sekkoji temple is famous for its flowers, especially their winter peonies but also boasts the 7000 normal peonies which bloom in spring.
Sekkoji temple Address: 387 Someno, Katsuragi
Phone number: 0745-48-2031
Entrance fee: Adults (Junior high school students and above) - 400 yen, Children - 200 yen
Access: 13-minute walk from Nijojinjaguchi station, Kintetsu Minami Osaka line.
http://www.city.katsuragi.nara.jp (Automatic translation available)