Seiunji Temple is known for its beautiful weeping cherry blossoms. About 30 cherry trees are planted in the precincts. Among them, the 600-year-old weeping cherry tree, which is said to have been planted when Seiunji was built in 1420, stands out. When it is in full bloom, the precincts are beautifully dyed in light pink and crimson. The stone garden in the back is a masterpiece, and in the fall the surrounding autumn leaves are also wonderful. The rock garden continues to the top of the mountain and is much wider than it looks. The sights of zazen stones, rage stones, and the cliffs of Buddha are scattered around, and you can enjoy them unexpectedly. If you can get to the observatory, the view is good, but if you do not have firm shoes you should stop.
The best time to see the cherry blossoms is End Mar-Beg Apr.
The parking lot is not large, so it is better to avoid busy weekends.
Please be careful when driving as you will drive through a very narrow torii gate before you reach the parking lot.
About 15 minutes by car or 7km from Chichibu Station.