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…
…and apparently some of his handiwork on the gate pillars.
Afternoon light on the walls leading to the gate.
At the top of the stairs and still making friends.
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.
On the way back down, Mary took a few minutes to watch all the cats chilling out around one of the smaller shrines.
Back on Tuesday with a big update; get ready for some time-travel. 🙂
Have a great weekend.