Enkoji in Autumn, Kyoto

Enkoji in Autumn, Kyoto

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In l601, shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa built the Enkoji Temple in Fushimi, Kyoto, as a school to promote scholarship in japan, and invited as its principal Zen Priest Genkitsu Sanyo, who had been the ninth principal of the Ashikaga School in Shimotsuke. Enkoji has a beautiful garden with a pond and many maple trees. It provides lovely views of greenery in summer and stunning fall colors in autumn. It is famous for its autumn colors which are usually best in late November. Another feature of the garden is an underground water basin that allows visitors to appreciated the delicate sound of dripping water.

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