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Makaya-ji Temple garden is a gem of a Nara Period temple and garden built during the Heian era with a central pond hills and groupings of stones. The garden includes plum trees, winter hazel and magnolia in late winter and early spring, cherry trees in spring, lotus and hydrangeas in the summer. It is the oldest garden in Shizuoka Prefecture and expresses nature by the skillful combination of rocks, hills and pond. It is famous in summer for its vast lotus pond.