Entsuin Temple, Matsushima-machi

Built in 1646, Entsuin Temple represents the most important temple of the area, which also serves as the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune. Unfortunately, the lord died young, at the age of 19. A statue depicts him on a white horse, surrounded by his faithful devotees. Tour the interiors to see the gold-leaf decor, with Western symbols such as hearts, spades, and crosses. The grounds of the temple contain several gardens, each with a different theme. Talk a walk through the rose and rock gardens, and then grab a bite at the restaurant on site. Discover how to plan a Matsushima-machi trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • Withered leaves from the gate and look a like. Wider than thought in the splendid garden. A variety of colors and colored leaves, I have lots of photos of historic landscapes and foliage. TV crews showed up for the live broadcast. Thatched-roof Temple told me, I was gazing into the pond and sit there, should guide there is storm just sat in the shooting. At night seems to have lit up at night, but daytime is a different rate, so be careful. We always stay at lunch time.
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  • Matsushima autumnal-leaves lighting ¥ encyclopedic held the end of 11 months from the end of October. It is definitely tell if this time came to Matsushima in great events. Is, is I would tell some considerations if you will be attending. (1) 5:30 and start writing, actually doing more early. I think that considering how many people are probably waiting for and drilling as soon as possible. Believing in the brochure arrives at the 5:30 already long line... What is considered. I was waiting for 40 minutes. It is said this is the best fall foliage and 11 month early Saturday data. When I went to the end of 11 months last year, was five degrees, such as matrix. (2) the yen outpatient entrance next to shop sells the ticket (500 yen), and the matrix's far behind. Many of those who bought tickets at the door ¥ encyclopedic "eh? In going over there? "Or" so long! ", and 愚痴rimasu. Would like more than an hour delayed 40 minutes, at the time of 5:30 as mentioned above. If venturing in the circle at the hospital entrance when you walk from the coast of Matsushima, Matsushima City tourism after zuiganji entrance side going in greater Los Angeles. Tourist Office, seems that he will be a guest in the hotel lobby sell. Will you buy in advance is highly recommended. (3) fix the trees reflected in the pond, took the better. This is at night, so some ingenuity is required. Fall foliage reflected in the pond's best attractions is by all means you want to fit into the camera. Is, Tripod monopod is forbidden, so for example the ride on the Rails, take a little ingenuity is required. But the best days of autumn are crowded WOW as mentioned above, stay calm, and take difficult. Trees reflected in the pond is the main light lit up, so even if spill leaves also look great. If you wanted to take a quiet, deliberately to slow down time and is somehow come on weekdays may be necessary. To choose another windy day. Because the trees look great on the surface of the water. I hope my personal feeling is that helpful.
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  • Leaves, mosses, ponds and is very good, and venerable shrine well, Cliff caves and graves are nice, leaves took a photo on the back.
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  • Came here during Matsushima light up. The whole temple is lighten up with colorful lights, it was beautiful with the combination between the trees and the lights.
  • The most stunning Japanese gardens I've seen. The variety! Bamboo grove, rose garden, lake, rock garden, cedars, summer house, moss... an absolutely perfect spot, take your time and enjoy.
  • Matsushima Fall Light Up at Entsuiin Temple Every fall, the folks at Entsuiin temple in Matsushima pull out all the stops and make magic happen. In this case, the magic in question is for Matsushima's annual Fall Light Up event, which also includes an event Friday and Saturday nights at the historical Kanrantei teahouse, a food truck pavillion, scenic night boat rides to see the color on the outlying islands, and even a free foot bath. Tickets for the Entsuiin portion of the event are 500 yen per adult and 200 yen for elementary and junior high school students. For those eager to enjoy the fall colors in northern Japan but lacking the time to take a trip to the mountains, this event is perfect. The doors to Entsuiin open at 5:30 and the event runs until 9PM. If you're interested, come soon as the Light Up experience is only available until November 23rd. Remember at the temple to slow down to take your best shots in the dark. Selfie sticks, tripods, monopods and drones are not allowed within the temple gardens, so a steady hand would be beneficial. This event does attract a small crowd, and with temperatures dropping, dress warm and come early to ensure the best possible experience.
  • Beautiful scenery.
  • Very nice gardens, including a stone garden.

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