Shoseien Garden

Shosei-en is a second residence of Higashi Hongan-ji, that originally was constructed as a retreat of the chief priest Sen'nyo (1602-1658). This place is also called Kikoku-tei (Trifoliate Orange Mansion) because it was surrounded by trifoliate orange trees. The garden is a Chisen-Kaiyu-Shiki teien (pond stroll garden) with buildings such as