This small temple near Yamashina JR Station is a beautiful building with great artworks and a gorgeous inner garden, but when I visited in autumn I was short of time, so I didn't enter. Even so there were plenty of wonderful photo opportunities in the temple grounds and on the landscaped hillside in front of the temple. This temple is beautiful at any time of year, but when the maple leaves turn red it is a sight you shouldn't miss!
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.