Charms of Minamiboso (6) Komatsu-ji Temple


People in Japan love autumn leaves as well as cherry blossoms. Komatsu-ji temple in Chikura-cho, Minamiboso City, is known as the “maple temple” in Minamiboso. Established in the 8th century, it once flourished as a training facility for Buddhist monks. Today’s building is said to be built in around 1855. In late November, this usually quiet temple in the secluded country side becomes busy with visitors, who come to enjoy the autumn colors of maples, gingkos, and other trees in the precinct. Let’s hope that the damage by this year’s typhoons wasn’t too serious at Komatsu-ji.