Kasugayama Primeval Forest is on the hills to the east of Kasuga Taisha Shrine in Nara and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Listing of ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Read more [...]
Enjo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect in north eastern Nara. Enjo-ji Temple is believed to have been established in 756AD. The two oldest structures at Enjo-ji Temple, which are both designated Important Cultural Properties, are the two story gate built in 1468 and the Hondo in 1472. There are several associated Shinto shrines on the site including the designated National Treasures: Kasugado and Hakusando built in 1227. In addition, the Holden of the Uagajin Shrine is a designated Important Cultural Property and dates back to the end of the Kamakura Period. Enjo-ji Temple also features one of the few remaining “Pure Land” or Paradise style Japanese gardens, which is a designated Place of Scenic Beauty.