Beautiful little temple in Kinomoto, Nagahama. It’s about a 10 minute drive from JR Kinomoto Station, so a taxi from the station might be the easiest public transportation. The temple houses an 11-faced Kannon bodhisattva which is a National Treasure, and is cared for by the surrounding village rather than by a monk. Entry to the temple is 300 yen.
There’s also a walking trail behind the temple that leads to an old unstaffed temple, Keisokuji, which has recently become a big attraction during the fall season’s changing colors for the canopy of red Japanese Maple trees along the path to the temple.