Joshinji Zen Garden - The Hondo main hall at Joshin-ji Temple was built in 1759 and has a striking zen garden next to the hall, one of the very few dry karesansui gardens in Tokyo. Joshin-ji Temple, also known as Kuhonbutsu is a large Jodo sect Buddhist temple in Jiyugaoka Tokyo. The temple was established in 1678 and still maintains its original buildings . The grounds contain some of Tokyo’s oldest trees a few more than 700 years old. Jōshin-ji is the home of the three Buddha Halls in front of the main Hall, devoted to Amida Buddha. Each of the tall statues shows a different hand position, also known as Mudra, which have a symbolic meaning in esoteric Buddhism. These Buddha Statues were the craftwork of the great master Kaseki Shonin who devoted his life to create nine different manifestations of the Amida Buddha. The Niohmon Gate was completed in 1793. It houses a pair of fierce guardian divinities. Joshinji Kuhon Butsu is not listed as a tourist attraction and maintains its serenity as a working Jodo Buddhist temple without charing admissions, fees nor restrictions on entering.