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If you love frogs, then a visit to Seieizan Nyoirinji Temple in Ogori City is a must. Founded over 1,300 years ago, this illustrious religious site has a unique nickname: kaerudera, or “frog temple.” There are over 10,000 frog statues and figurines of various shapes and sizes scattered across the grounds — the incremental result of a chief priest’s introduction of a single jade frog figurine from China about 30 years ago. Nyoirinji Temple is also famed for its stunning display of seasonal flora with cherry blossoms in spring, hydrangeas in early summer, vibrant fall foliage in autumn, and plum blossoms in late winter. If you visit in summer (mid-June to September), you’ll be welcomed by the soothing sound of thousands of glass wind chimes hanging around the precinct.

Address:
1729 Yokoguma, Ogori City

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