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Kongorinji is a Tendai Buddhist temple established in 741 and the middle temple in the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio. The main temple hall is a National Treasure housing an 11-faced Kannon statue and 13 other statues designated as Important Cultural Properties.They come by the busloads. If possible, you should avoid visiting the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio and Eigenji during the weekend in fall. If possible, you should avoid visiting the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio and Eigenji during the weekend in fall.
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Front gate. The temple was first built in 741 as ordered by Emperor Shomu. It later became a Tendai Buddhist temple in 850. It is famous for "blood-red" maple leaves in autumn. Map
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They come by the busloads. If possible, you should avoid visiting the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio and Eigenji during the weekend in fall. If possible, you should avoid visiting the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio and Eigenji during the weekend in fall. Stone marker.
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Foilage on the path
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Nice path with fall colors
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More path foilage
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It's all too beautiful
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Finally we see a building
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And more leaves
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Entering the path of little stone Jizo statues
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More Jizo statues
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1000 Jizo statues. On Aug. 9, the Jizo statues are lit with candles.
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On Aug. 9, the Jizo statues are lit with candles.
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On Aug. 9, the Jizo statues are lit with candles. Kongorinji temple in Aisho, Shiga.
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On Aug. 9, the Jizo statues are lit with candles.
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Tour bus parking halfway up the mountain
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Gate to main hall. Tendai Buddhist temple established in 741 and the middle temple in the Koto Sanzan Temple Trio.
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Kongorinji's main temple hall is a National Treasure housing an 11-faced Kannon statue and 13 other statues designated as Important Cultural Properties. Aisho, Shiga.
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Kongorinji's Temple Hondo, a National Treasure in Aisho, Shiga.
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Temple Hondo, a National Treasure
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Temple Hondo
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Temple Hondo
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3-story pagoda
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3-story pagoda, reconstructed in 1978
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3-story pagoda
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Yellow and red
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More yellow and red
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3-story pagoda
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3-story pagoda
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Inside 3-story pagoda
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Kongorinji's Main temple roof drowning in fall leaves
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Beauitful leaves
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Temple bell
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On Aug. 9, the Jizo statues are lit with candles.
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Garden at Kongorinji
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Garden
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"Blood-red" maples
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Garden
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Garden
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"Blood-red" maples
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Visit the next Koto Sanzan Temple at Saimyoji in Kora.
     
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