Banna-ji Temple Pond Garden - Banna-ji in Ashikaga is one of Japan’s designated National Treasures, the main temple building of Banna-ji Temple was originally built from the ruins of the Ashikaga Clan residence. It was later rebuilt in 1299. Constructed in the traditional Zen architectural style of the Kamakura Period. The temple grounds are enclosed within a moat and earthen walls, retaining the 40,000 square metres of its original samurai domain. The precincts are open as a public park, with cherry trees and even a large 600 years old gingko tree. It was designated a National Historic Site in 1922 and the Main Hall was made the National Treasure in 2013. Apart from temple buildings, there are gardens and objects of art.