A temple with a magnificent garden and wildlife
The Kaju-ji Temple is famous for its garden called “'Kaju-ji Hyochien”'. The natural scenery of the mountains in the background was used in the design of this garden. The temple was founded by Emperor Daigo over 1000 years ago. The buildings inside the temple were destroyed and rebuilt throughout history, but the garden remained and was maintained through the generations. Beautiful lotus flowers can be seen during the summer and the changing colors of the leaves can be seen during autumn. At this historical garden, an evergreen shrub called haibyakushin, growing around a uniquely shaped lantern, can also be seen.