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On one of Sendai’s many hillsides, there’s a very pleasant temple by the name of Rinno-ji. Mary and I wandered up there last autumn and loved the quiet stroll up the bamboo-lined steps as well as the gardens on the temple grounds.

 

Straight off the bat, we were greeted by this friendly fellow at the main gate…

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…and apparently some of his handiwork on the gate pillars.

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Afternoon light on the walls leading to the gate.

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At the top of the stairs and still making friends.

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There’s a small fee to enter the garden but it’s totally worth it. There’s a nice pond (that I apparently didn’t get a shot of) and a several-story pagoda.

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On the way back down, Mary took a few minutes to watch all the cats chilling out around one of the smaller shrines.

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Back on Tuesday with a big update; get ready for some time-travel. 🙂

Have a great weekend.

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