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Kyorinbo Temple

Said to have been created by Prince Shotoku in the year 605, "Kyorinbo Temple" got its name from being a place of teaching ("kyo") surrounded by forest ("rin").
The gardens that spread across its grounds are said to be the work of Enshu Kobori. The breathtaking Momoyama period (1573 - 1603) garden, with its bold succession of mossy boulders, combines with the thatched Study building (early Edo period (1603 - 1868) and a city designated cultural asset) to create a tucked-away tribute to the Japanese aesthetic of old.
Furthermore, in late fall the leaves on the 200 trees filling the expansive temple grounds all turn a brilliant red, striking a delightful contrast with the bamboo groves that in turn surround them.
Illumination of the fall leaves takes place between the middle of November and early December every year.

Trip Reports :

Address 1145 Ishidera, Azuchi-cho, Omi-Hachiman City, Shiga
Opening Hours 9:30 - 16:30
November 1 - December 15: Admission for viewing is possible every day for a special fall exhibition.
Only possible at weekends and on holidays outside of this period.
On other days, groups of 20 or more may be able to negotiate entry.
Inquiries +81-748-46-5400
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Access Public transportation
JR Biwako Line Azuchi Station 10 min. by taxi (car)

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