History/ Culture

Matsuo Basho Monument

In the winter of 1682 a great fire broke out in Edo. Among the thousands of people who lost their ho...

Torinken

This small building is a reconstruction of Torinken, or “Peach Grove House,” where the famed haiku m...

Enzuin Temple

Enzuin Temple is thought to have been built in 1467 and was originally dedicated to Kannon Bodhisatt...

Choanji Temple

Long ago, the ground upon which this temple now stands was occupied by a villa of the Oyamada clan, ...

Takao Shrine

Located in the corner of a small park along the Kachu River just a few minutes’ walk from Yamura Fir...

Ishibune Shrine

This shrine is best known for possessing one of Japan’s most unusual objects of worship: the preserv...

Keirinji Temple

This Zen temple was founded as the family temple of the Oyamada clan, who ruled Tsuru from the thirt...

Hokyoji Temple

ounded in 1356, this quiet temple located near Higashi Katsura Station provides a calming environmen...

Oide Shrine

This shrine is named after nearby Oide Mountain, where a mysterious event inspired its founding. Acc...