Myouhou-in Monzeki temple is said to build by Monk Saicho of Tendai sect in Engi era (782-805), and Goshirakawa retired emperor constructed and lived from 1161. Monzeki means the temple whose head priest is a member of the Imperial family, and in the later it simply tells about the high ranked temple. We usually can’t enter the hall. I could only enter the entrance garden, but it was beautiful view of autumn leaves.
National treasure, Kuri of Myohoin Monzeki temple
There were no tourist in this temple.
Myohoin’s bright red leaves
stone statue of Jizo
Kuri (monastery kitchen), the national treasure in 1595
momiji, red leaves
OO-Genkan (Big entrance) in 1620
red leaves on the green moss
Main hall (Edo period), there is a statue of Samantabhadra (Bodhisattva); Fugen Bosatsu.
Shinden (Emperor’s residence)