Aug. 14, 2020 UPDATE
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See the unforgettable aurora-like green floor of Jisso-in Temple
Green, lush maple leaves reflect on the floor of this temple, moving with the wind; the scene almost reminding you of looking at aurora borealis in Lapland. The floor is cleaned every day so that it will always reflect this scene. If you visit in autumn, the aurora borealis reflecting on the floor will become red, and if you happen to visit this temple in winter, the winds of winter will make the floor turn white. This temple is a monzeki temple, meaning that someone from the imperial family has been a priest at this temple. Many temples were burned down in the fires of the wars that raged in Japan during the Muromachi period but Jisso-in was rebuilt in the present location with the support of shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in the beginning of Edo period. The temple itself was founded in the year 1229 AD, almost 780 years ago.
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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult ￥500 / Child ￥250
Taking photographs of the inside is prohibited.