As one of the Satobo (Monks’ residence in a temple in a mountain village), the Former Chikurin-in is among most prestigious Enryakuji temples. The garden is designated as a national scenic spot, mainly a meandering creek incorporating the clear stream of the River Omiya with Mountain Hachioji as a scenic stage. Mountain Tsuki contains lot of ups and downs, and a good handful of stonework such as Gojyu Stony Tower and Idutsu. Moreover, Azumaya pavilion and two tea houses built in Tensho-era are designated as Cultural Heritage by City of Otsu. They are beautifully illuminated in the season of autumn foliage.