Kyo-on-ji Temple, a Buddhist temple of the Jodo sect, was established in 1543 and was moved in 1601 to the present location, where the residence of the Mashino clan, chief retainers of the Masuda clan, stood.
There was a Kagimagari chicane at the corner of the Kyo-on-ji Temple, which is one of the protective features widely seen in many castle towns.
The double bend disappeared when they widened the road, but you can see its original shape in coloured pavements.
The view of the gate and bell tower against the background of Mt. Nanao makes a great landmark of the castle town.
Walking down the nearby area, people can find many samurai period features; old houses with Kagimagari chicane and street names of samurai times origin.
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