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Entsū-ji lies in the south of Iwakura. A quiet Zen temple affiliated with the Rinzai school, this temple lies on the site of a former Imperial Villa. It is mostly known for its moss garden that utilizes the concept of borrowed landscape. Against moss, some rocks, camellia and pine trees lies Mt. Hiei. Flanked to the left and right by maple trees, the temple is worth a visit in autumn. However, as a photographer, the light conditions there are difficult. Besides the main garden, photography is unfortunately mostly prohibited. Admission: open year-round Nearby places of interest: Myōman-ji, Takaragaike Park
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Moss garden at Entsū-ji with Mt. Hiei as a borrowed landscape.

Autumn / 秋
Winter / 冬
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