Maple leaves fall on the pond beside the Edo Era temple hall with beautiful sliding doors featuring lotuses and a fabulous pair of dragons. While the temple is all old wood, a red carpet makes a bright splash of color that is echoed by the red maple leaves in the lovely old garden. A fairly large teahouse also stands nearby.
Find out more about Kongorin-ji Temple.
I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page ha...