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Ex-Genjoin garden

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Ex-Genjoin garden Katsuyama City

National-designated scenic beauty

This is a dry landscape garden that features a path around a central pond and spring in the precincts of Heisenji Hakusan shrine built at the end of the Muromachi period. It is said to be the oldest garden in existence in Hokuriku region. Natural stones are skillfully arranged such as a principal stone image of Buddha, a vertical stone, a leveled stone, stones used for making waterfall called “takiishigumi”, etc. placed in an artificial mountain in front of the garden. They create beautiful landscape harmonized with green moss.

56-63 Heisenji, Heisenji-cho, Katsuyama City

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