SpotKongo-ji Temple

There stands an old plum tree surrounded by stone stakes in Kongo-ji Temple, a 15-minute walk to southwest from Ome Station. This tree is called "the plum of Masakado's oath," and it is believed that the town of Ome was named after this plum.
The famous warrior Taira-no-Masakado (903-940) once visited this place. He planted a plum branch that he had used as a whip for his horse, and made a wish: "If my dream should come true, grow big; otherwise, wither away." The branch took root and became a tree. However, after the summer had passed, the fruits borne on the tree never ripened and remained green on the branches. This is said to be the reason why this area came to be called Ome - green plum. This old tree still exists and bears green plums in the fall. Kongo-ji Temple is also known for its 150-year-old weeping cherry tree.

Kongo-ji Temple

金剛寺

Access

From JR Ome Line Ome Station: 15 min on foot

Address

1032 Amagase-cho, Ome-shi, Tokyo

住所

〒198-0087 東京都青梅市天ヶ瀬町1032

TEL

0428-22-2554

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