Erinji is Rinzai BUddhism Temple located in Kosyu, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was established in 1330 by Priest Muso Kokushi. In 1576, Takeda Shingen desided Erinji as the temple of Takeda clan. As the temple of Takeda clan, it's been highly respected for all Samurai and Daimyo. Therefore, there are graves of Takeda Shingen and his samurai.
Erinji was burnt down when Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu attacked Takeda Katsuyori. After the death of Nobunaga, Ieyasu restored this temple.
The back garden of Erinji temple is designated as the national scenic beauty. Prist Muso Kokushi designed this garden in Kamakura period.
It has beautiful Sakura that bloom in early April.
Shikyaku mon gate
It was constructed in 1606 and registered as the national important cultural assets. This gate was built by Tokugaw Ieyasu.