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Originally Emperor Saga constructed the scenic imperial villa in Heian period (9 century). In 876, his daughter princess Seishi remodeled into the Daikakuji temple, therefore this temple’s building is keeping the gorgeous aristocratic housing style of Heian (Shinden-dukuri). I love the wide view of Osawa-no-ike pond from the Daikakuji temple’s opened platform. It is the very famous location for the moon.

Courtyard of Daikakuji temple

Daikakuji temple's cherry tree

Osawa-no-ike pond and Shingyo-hoto

Osawa-no-ike pond

Stone statues of Buddha of Heian period