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Enkoji was founded by zen priest Genkitsu in 1601. The temple has long been known as a center of Japan's intellectual activity and publishing and has edited many classic books, as well as some 50,000 wooden printing types used for publications are conserved in the temple. Today the temple is a place of Zen training, holding regular zazen sessions. Enkoji is most famous for its beautiful Jyu Gyu No Niwa garden containing many maple trees, especially in autumn during leaf viewing season. At the entrance to the temple is a karesansui dry stone and sand garden. In this zen garden, stones representing oxen are placed in harmony with crape myrtle, azaleas and peonies.
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Enkoji was founded by zen priest Genkitsu in 1601.  The temple has long been known as a center of Japan's intellectual activity and publishing and has edited many classic books, as well as some 50,000 wooden printing types used for publications are conserved in the temple.  Today the temple is a place of Zen training, holding regular zazen sessions.  Enkoji is most famous for its beautiful Jyu Gyu No Niwa garden containing many maple trees, especially in autumn during leaf viewing season.   At the entrance to the temple is a karesansui dry stone and sand garden. In this zen garden, stones representing oxen are placed in harmony with crape myrtle, azaleas and peonies.