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Chion-in (知恩院) is a major temple in Kyoto and boosts the largest gate in Japan and has more than one garden. The Hojo Garden is in the chisen kaiyushiki (garden which is designed around a pond) style. The garden exudes the moods of the four seasons. It is said to have been designed in the early Edo (1600-1868) period by the monk Gyokuen, who was connected to garden master Kobori Enshu. The garden includes the Shinji-ike (Heart Character) Pond, the Aoi-an Teahouse, and the Tokugawa Gongendo…