Two-Story Pagoda at Henjo Temple
Oldest Two-Story Pagoda in Okayama Prefecture
Built in 1606, this is the oldest two-story pagoda in the prefecture. It is also older than any of the four-building pagodas in the prefecture as well. It has been officially designated as an Important Cultural Property. Henjo Temple was moved due to the Land Readjustment Project that took place in front of the station to its current location of Nishi-no-Hama. The pagoda now stands quietly in the Ichyo Park in the center of Kasaoka. The leaves of the weeping willows tree beside it turn a splendid golden color as the autumn approaches, creating a unique sight along with the pagoda.
These are huge trees approximately 25 m high and estimated to be about 400 years old. Soaring high into the sky beside the pagoda, it is said that they were planted in 1606 when the pagoda was constructed.
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16 Chuo-cho, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 714-0088
2-minute walk from JR Kasaoka Station.