Kurama-dera Temple, includes many historical locations related to the legendary 12th century military commander Minamoto no Yoshitsune, from a sutra library at which his spirit is enshrined, to the location where he first met the mythical Kurama Tengu (king of the tengu, minor deities with unnaturally long noses). In spring at Kurama-dera Temple, the mountain of Kurama will burst into bloom; particularly its yama-zakura cherry blossoms, which are shaped like the saddle ornament mentioned in the noh song “Kurama Tengu,” narrated by a young Yoshitsune.
April 7 (Sun) – 21 (Sun), 2019
Take Kyoto City Bus 4 from “Demachiyanagi-mae” to Kurama Station on the Eizan Electric Railway, and walk for 30 minutes or take the cable car
Fee for preservation of Mt. Kurama: 300 yen
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