Monday, September 16, 2013

Ryotan-ji temple in Hikone city

After seeing Hikone castle, I went to Ryotan-ji temple, family temple of Naosuke Ii and Mitsunari Ishida. Both of them is famous in the history of Japan.

I met nobody en route to the temple. In the temple it seems there's also nobody so I came close to scream when a staff came out from the office at reception.

There's nobody in the temple, too...

Japanese style garden with stones. The stone with red scurf shaped like Buddha statue.

This is traditional style "Shakkei", borrowed scenery, incorporating background landscape into the composition of a garden. I think early spring shows much better scenery.

The room face to the garden above. I think it'll be a haunted room at night.


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Address 1104 Hurusawa-cho, Hikone, Shiga, Japan
Open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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Fee Free
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(Japanese only)

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