Eigenji Temple (Momiji Temple)


4.3 (795)

1571 Daigo, Kuji District, Ibaraki 319-3526, Japan

Eigenji, the temple located in about 10 minutes' walk from Hitachidaigo Station on JR Suigun line is also well known for its beautiful fall foliage.

hourglassDuration: 00h40min

phone+81 295-72-0494

clockOpening hours

Mondays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM


795 review(s)

stephane 11 months ago

It is beautiful in the spring too. The Temple is facing east, and behind it is a hill covered with venerable trees. I was there around 4-6pm, so the trees were just caressed by the evening light, and the entire grounds were bathed in that gentle atmosphere. The grounds are meticulously arranged with trees of all kinds, flowers with many colors, statues ranging from the intimidating to the humourosly silly, trees of all shapes and colors, stones that are worth a closer look. Because the light was so gentle, everything seemed different depending on where I looked it from. Mesmerizing, captivating, serene. I was really impressed by the level of care involved. The trees are trimmed to perfection, or left to themselves, but even that freedom seems under control. Then I wandered past the tunnels of leaves and flowers, up to the graves. But you'll have to see those colors by yourself. This place exudes beauty.


Sora Sensei a year ago

A very nice place to visit in fall. There are some parking spaces near the temple, but during peak season (fall) you might have to park somewhere farther and walk for around 800m. The place is full of colorful trees in fall, and a lot of nice spots to take a picture of!


Leonid Bolotov 3 years ago

A small temple with extended cemetery. It is known for a nice view of maple 🍁 leaves at the river side. It will be colourful in November. There are many statues, some are intriguing.


Taylor 5 years ago

Even in the cold it was worth the walk from station. Incredibly friendly staff!! Such peaceful grounds and great views. Thank you


Mark Yungblut 7 years ago

I visited Eigenji in August, 2016. It was raining, so I didn't see another person the whole time I was there. Visiting the temple was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my life.