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Enjōji teien

garden at Enjōji temple

Enjōji temple was first established in the mid-Heian period (eleventh century), and its Pure Land garden is thought to have been built in the late Heian (twelfth century). The temple's main buildings stand on a terrace cut from the slope of a hill looking south, with a pond placed below this stretching east-west. Pond islands are arranged at its central and western parts, and two bridges originally ran from the central island to traverse the pond from north to south. It is designated a national scenic spot, and located in the city of Nara.

Japanese Garden Dictionary: A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History
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