Momijidani Park

Beautiful temple grounds in Maple Valley.

Before this place became park in the Taisho Period, there used to be several temples next to each other. Instead of Momijidani (maple valley) it used to be called Teratani (Temple Valley) Tosen-ji. It was the highest temple in the Iwakuni domain and still remains next to the park. The small hexagonal building in the park was a gift from Korea to Yoshimichi Hasegawa who was a Governor General of Chosen (Korea) then later relocated to the park. The park itself is very quiet even though it is less than 10 minute walk from Kintai Bridge. There is hardly anybody here, so you can enjoy the nature very peacefully. This park during the autumn is a nice place to take pictures.