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Located a 5 minute walk from Ono Station on the Tozai Subway line, Kajū-ji is an often overlooked temple with a history dating back to the Heian period. For me, the main attraction of Kajū-ji is the little Amida Hall and its surrounding pond. With cherry blossoms in spring, Iris and water lilies in May, Lotus flowers in July–August, and fall foliage in November, Kajū-ji is beautiful throughout the year.
Combined with the rather low admission of 400 Yen and a general tranquility compared to other temples, it is one of the few spots that invites to sit down and take a break. As a photographer, however, you may get into conflict with bird-watchers sitting right in your frame.

Admission: open year-round
Nearby places of interest: Zuishin-in.

Kajū-ji in early summer.

Kajū-ji in early summer.

Spring 春
Summer 夏
Autumn 秋
Winter 冬
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