The Kouun Ritsuin is the temple, which belongs to Anraku Rippouryu.
It was built in 1729. The purpose of this temple is to encourage
the right taught of Tendai sect, and practice Buddhist precepts.
This is one of the three professional training halls in Japan. The
other two temples are Enryakuji Temple in Mt. Hiei of Kyoto, and
Kaneiji Temple in Mt. Toei of Tokyo. You will find a notification
board in front of the Shourou-mon (Bell tower Gate). It notifies
"Keep out, except worshippers."
The Shouroumon Gate is Chinese style, and wooden
parts are not colored. Roof is Irimoya style with arrangement of
Ryugu-zukuri (The Palace of the Sea God style). Although, there
was the bell, which made a beautiful sound, it was delivered for
the World War II. That bell is still missing. There is Santen-doh
(as known as Koma-doh) in the precinct. It is believed that the
Santen-doh has an effect on safe delivery and growth of children.
Many pieces of Shogi (Japanese Chess) have been dedicated to the
Santen-doh for pray.