Shoren-in Temple, Kyoto

Also known as the Awata Palace, Shoren-in was formerly the temple of the imperial abbot of the Tendai headquarters on Mount Hiei.

Shoren-in temple tsukubai

Stone water basin (tsukubai) encrusted with petals at Shorenin.

The temple was visited by the author of The Confessions of Lady Nijo.

Shoren-in temple view

View of the garden.

Shoren-in Temple Rock

Azaleas blooming beside the pond.

Shoren-in Temple Moss

Moss lawn.

Shoren-in Temple Bridge

Bridge over the pond.

Shoren-in Temple Gate

Front gate.