Samyo-ji

Samyo-ji

Saimyō-ji is a Shingi Shingon Buddhist temple in Mashiko, Tochigi, north of Tokyo. It was built in 737 and rebuilt in 1492.

From the tale of Genji website:

  • Saimyo-ji: Founded in the early ninth century by Chisen, a disciple of Kukai, Saimyo-ji is situated on a mountain northwest of Kyoto, above the Kiyotaki River. Like nearby Jingo-ji Temple, it is well-known for its beautiful Autumn foliage.