Nested against Mt. Takamado's western slope, is a temple whose five-colored camellias are so unusual that the area has been named a national monument. Byakugo-ji is also famous for its white and red bush clover, hagi. Bright flashes in paradise are represented symbolically by emanation from the white cilia markings called "byakugo" on the Buddha's forehead. The temple has a Nara period Amida, as well as an excellent statue, the central figure of worship, the Hell King, Yama. In the 8th century the precincts of Byakugo-ji belonged to an imperial prince.
- Open Hours: Monday to Saturday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
- Nearest Train: JR桜井線京終駅下車