Affectionately known as the Lotus Temple, Hokongo-in Temple is now coming into bloom.
The temple boasts some 90 types of lotus in its watery gardens.
Because of the early end of the rainy season, the lotus flowers this year are blossoming slightly earlier than normal.
Visitors can see the lotus plants until August 4. There is an entrance fee.
The temple is across the street from JR Hanazono Station on Marutamachi Dori, and on the way from central Kyoto to Toei Kyoto Studio Park.
49 Hanazono Oginocho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, 616-8044
Hours: 7 am 3:30 pm
075 461 9428
Entrance Fee: 500 yen
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