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This is the main attraction of Ohara, around which most of the town's tourist activity is centered. Crowds of people come here in autumn to capture the perfect shot of the changing leaves on the mountainside and to admire the beautiful Yusei-en Garden. After entering the temple through the front gate, visitors to Sanzenin pass through a series of connected temple buildings. The first major building is the Kyakuden (guest hall), which displays works of Japanese calligraphy and paintings on sliding doors (fusuma). The building opens up onto the Shuhekien Garden, a traditional Japanese garden that has a small pond and hill.Read More