Shosei-en is a Japanese garden
located about 200 meters east of Higashi-Honganji temple.
It is the garden of Higashi-Honganji.
This site was donated in 1641 by Iemitsu Tokugawa, the 3rd Shogun og Edo government.
And Japanese garden was built here in 1653.
Since that, this garden had been used as a guest house or a retire place of the chief priest.
It was destroyed by fire in 1858 and 1864, and the current garden was rebuilt in the 1860-1870s.
In the garden, there are a large pond, and a few tea houses and the other villas are around the pond.
This garden is opened to the public throughout the year.
The admission is free, but the garden passes the hat more than 500 yen. (If you pass the hat, a guidebook is presented.)
Within 5 minutes walk from Higashi-Honganji.
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