This is a temple of the Tendai Sect. The chief priest of Daikanjin is Archbishop Saien Ikeyama who is concurrently the high priest of the Tendai Sect. It has a beautiful garden the style of which dates from the 14th century and which is known as one of "Hundred Famous Garden of Japan".The buildings too are old and historic and right up to the present have been used for Imperial lodgings. In the treasury house are stored over teo hundred treasures, the most impressive one being an illustrated scroll of the famous novel,The Tale of Genji.This is Japan's oldest novel, written by a court lady around the year 1000 A.D. The scroll stored here dates from three hundred years later.

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