Entsu-in is a temple from the Rinzai sect of Buddhism. It is known to have two beautiful gardens with different style-- the one is the dry stone garden, which symbolizes the heaven, and the other is a rose garden, which represents the earth.
The temple is also dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, and to house the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune, the son of the local feudal lord Date Terumune.
Zuigan-ji is another beautiful temple near Entsu-in.
Entsuin is 5-10 minutes on foot from JR Matsushima Kaigan Station.
Entsu-in Temple is open from 8:30 to 17:00 (Apr-Nov), and 9:00 to 16:00 (Dec-Mar). Entry is until 30 minutes before closing. Admission fee costs 300 yen.
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