Sarasoju ( Sal Tree )

Sarasoju ( Sal Tree ) at Torin-in temple.

Torin-in is one of the Myoshinji’s Sub temples which is not usually open to the public. But when the 300-year-old sal tree blooms, people can visit this temple to enjoy its white flowers. The sal tree reminds us of the classic war tale “Heike Monogatari” which narrates the rapid declined and tragic downfall of the mighty Taira clan (Heike) .


Date:  15th – 30th June

Open: 9:30AM – 4:00PM

Venue: Torin-in Temple ( Sub temple of Myoshinji )

Fees: ¥1,600 ( with green tea), ¥5,950 ( with green tea and vegetarian meal )[ Torin-in Temple ( Sub temple of Myoshinji) ]

Access :

JR Sagano-line “Hanazono” Station

JR Bus, “Myoshinji Kitamon-mae”

City Bus No. 26, 8, 10 “Myoshinji Kitamon-mae”