When Japanese folklore scholar Kunio Yanagida stayed here, he composed a haiku poem and had it inscribed on a haiku stone. Since then, this temple has become a mecca for haiku lovers and has some 220 haiku-engraved stones today. The temple is also known for its beautiful azaleas that descend down a hill like a cascading waterfall.
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1431 Wakayanagi, Midori Ward, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture
From Sagamiko Station on the JR Chuo Line, board the #21 or #22 bus bound for Mikage via Azu, and get off at the Sekirozaniriguchi bus stop. From there, it's a 5-minute walk to the temple.
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