One of the five Kofu Gozan temples

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

Shingen Takeda moved this temple from Isawa to Kofu, and his wife's grave is in the cemetery. Takeda's own grave is at a nearby location. Enko-in is one of the Kofu Gozan temples located near between Kofu JR Station and Kai-Zenkoji. Many old cherry trees around the temple must create lovely spring scenes. There is some wonderful landscaping with rocks in the garden, and you can see views out over Kofu.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine 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.