Josei-ji Temple Garden is called "heron singing" garden named after a poem by a famous Chinese poet Li Bai "fish swim in the blue water pond and heron sings".
The garden is built on a hill with its temple bell at the top, overloooking the dry karsesansui garden and its small pond garden below. The ttemple itself belongs to the Jodo Shingon sect, under Nishi Honganji auspices in Kyoto. The temple was established by Ryogen, one of the descendants of Soga familiy who often appear in Kabuki and Ukiyoe, especially in "Soga Story" in which brothers Soga avenged farther's death. Joseiji is has both a pre-school and an adult education component.