Kochiin Temple is best known for its beautiful crane and turtle garden. The unusually complex Zen garden is a perfectly tranquil escape. The main garden at Konchiin is known as the Crane and Turtle Garden. There are two islands that create the illusion of a crane and a tortoise facing each other best viewed from inside the main hall of the temple to appreciate this unusual layout. The Zen garden here is considered one of the best examples of shakkei borrowed scenery in Japan.
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