After ascending the rock-paved steps, and passing under an 800-year old Japanese Cedar, was the Shimonobo Eisho-ji Temple. Not the original, obviously. The original temple was established here in the year 712AD by the Japanese Buddhist Monk known simply as Roben . Roben was the clerical founder of Todai-ji Temple in Nara City.
What really impressed me, when I discovered when Shimonobo Eishi-ji was established, was, when compared to my country (Aotearoa), this complex would have been some 900-years old when Aotearoa was first inhabited.
So, with the help of the guys at "weebly", I shall now add a slide-show of my images of -
Shimonobo Eisho-ji Temple.
Oops, I nearly forgot to show you where Shimonobo Eisho-ji is located. And, to do that, I shall let the guys at "Google Maps" show you.