Behind DaikoinTemple, there is a mountain path that leads you up to the top of Kanayama Mountain. It is a comfortable one-hour hike with lots of beautiful scenery. Along the way, you’ll find a temple on the left with long stone steps going up to the main building. This is “Kinryu-ji”. Its formal name is “Ota-yama Yoshisadain Kinryu-ji”. The temple was established in 1398 for the repose of Yoshisada Nitta’s soul by his descendants, the Iwamatsus. Yoshisada Nitta, taking sides with the emperor Godaigo, fought against Takauji Ashikaga, but was defeated and lost his life in 1338. There is a wooden statue of him in the temple, and a memorial pagoda in the graveyard. The God of Bravery and Knowledge “Bishamonten” is also enshrined here and the Seven Gods of Fortune are featured as well. At Kinryu-ji, the atmosphere is always peaceful and tranquil and in spring the leaves on the trees are fresh green and in autumn they are very colorful.