A tranquil Zen temple famous for its Japanese garden whose colorful autumn leaves appear as if they are on fire
Eiho-ji Temple is a must-visit as the garden is a National Scenic Place of Beauty, the Kannon and Founder’s Halls are both designated National Treasures, the 700-year-old giant gingko tree in front of the main hall is a Municipal National Monument, and the ceramic lanterns here are all made with local Mino ware Shino and Oribe glaze styles.
The temple’s official name, Kokeizan Eiho-ji Temple, was chosen because the area looks similar to Mount Lushan in central China.
During autumn, the leaves of the Japanese maples and the giant gingko on the temple grounds become colored in very vibrant hues and appear beautifully against the blue autumn sky. The autumn colors at Eiho-ji Temple have been selected for the “Top 33 Spots in Hida and Mino to Enjoy Autumn Leaves” list.
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