Unwind from Your Daily Fatigue! Be Healed by the Nature of Matsushima's Famous Sightseeing Spot, Entsuin Temple
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Entsuin Temple is located near Zuigan-ji Temple of Matsushima and enshrines the descendants of the Date family.
Here, you can enjoy seasonal sceneries and in this current season, you can enjoy vivid colors of autumn foliage.
Their gardens are constructed based on differing themes so it is a sight to see as they have differing beauties.
For those who are always busy, how about visiting here to refresh?
What is Entsuin Temple?
It is a temple located in one of the 3 Views of Japan, Matsushima town.
It is about 30 minutes from Sendai using the expressway.
It is about 5 minutes on foot from Matsushima-Kaigan Station.
Inside the premises are beautiful gardens; the designated important cultural property, Sankeiden; the Kannon bringing good ties; and you can experience making prayer beads.
Gardens where you can enjoy beautiful sceneries throughout the seasons.
Beautiful foliage during autumn!
Try picking your love fortune!
The beautiful gardens are full of things to see!
The gardens of Entsuin Temple are famous.
Entsuin Temple's gardens are constructed by various themes and each has a different atmosphere.
During the autumn foliage season, the fallen leaves add color to the gardens.
Inside the garden is a circular window and the view from here looks as if it is a painting!
It is a place you definitely want to take photos!
From spring to summer when the green is lush and the snow in the winter all have different tastes so you will be able to feel the changing seasons.
The autumn foliage dyed in red and yellow is beautiful!
Looking at the autumn tints through the circular window.
The scenery through the round window looks like a painting.
Entsuin Temple is also a spot to bring good ties with people.
Entsuin Temple has a Kannon that brings good ties.
Good encounters with people is very important.
It is said that this Kannon brings good ties between men and women and also brings good ties to people who haven't had good ties before.
After praying before the Kannon, find out your fortune with the love fortune slip and write your wishes and name on the Enmusubi (bringing good ties) Kokeshi that you can buy for 500 yen.
Their Enmusubi Cookie that resembles the kokeshi are also popular!
Look at all the Enmusubi Kokeshi lined up!
Love Fortune Slip
Pray for good ties.
You can also enjoy seasonal flowers
Entsuin Temple is famous for autumn foliage but there are also many other plants.
There is a Western-style rose garden that is rare for temples and beautiful roses bloom in this garden.
Orange ground cherries have a wonderful color.
How about taking a stroll in the gardens and look for seasonal flowers?
Western-style gardens are rare in temples!
The beautiful orange ground cherries make you feel autumn.
Stroll in the gardens.
Illumination event held annually!
At Entsuin Temple, every year from the end of October to mid-November, there is an illumination event.
The maple and Japanese maple trees that are illuminated in the darkness create a magical autumn scene.
This superb scenery can only be seen during autumn so how about planning a trip to Entsuin Temple during this season?
Autumn Illumination Event
Basic Information on Entsuin Temple
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (December to March from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Admission fee: General admission 300 yen, High school students 150 yen, Elementary and middle school students 100 yen