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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1-42 Kokeizan-cho, Tajimi, Gifu 507-0014
From JR Tajimi Station take Tohtestsu bus towards Onada・Kotaki and get off at “Kokeizan” bus stop, then walk 7 minutes
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No regular holidays (there are a few times during the year when large groups cannot enter temple structures due to spiritual training programs)