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Imakumano Kannon-ji

Imakumano Kannon-ji, often abbreviated as Kannon-ji, is a Shingon branch Buddhist temple located on the same hill as Sennyū-ji. Dating back to the days of Monk Kūkai (774–835), the present temple buildings are from the eighteenth century.
Instead of walking up to Sennyū-ji, if you take a left turn and descends towards a red bridge, you enter the precincts of Kannon-ji. Entrance to the temple is free, and after passing the bridge, you once again have to ascent a bit before reaching a welcoming statue of the monk Daishi 大師. Behind lies the main hall of the temple, and to its right, a pagoda and several smaller buildings.
For photographers, it is perhaps this area to the foot of the pagoda which is most interesting. In spring, wisterias bloom, in autumn, a Ginkgo tree and maple foliage transforms the scenery into a symphony of red and yellow.

Admission: open year-round
Nearby places of interest: Sennyū-ji, Unryū-in

Rainy season at Imakumano Kannon-ji.

Rainy season at Imakumano Kannon-ji.

Early Summer 初夏
Summer 夏
Autumn 秋
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