Honzenji Temple Garden - Honzen-ji is a large temple and historic site in Togane, Chiba Prefecture. The temple grounds are adjacent to Lake Hakkaku formerly known as Tani Pond a local park and famous spot for viewing cherry blossoms in April. Honzenji itself has a well maintained pond garden, and is also known for its cedar grove and plum blossoms which precede the cherry blossoms of the nearby pond. The temple was built on Shiroyama Hills, built during the Kamakura Period although the exact dates are unknown, now a Rinzai Sect of Buddhism. Honzenji was the family temple of Sadataka Sakai, of nearby Togane Castle now in ruins. The temple has a massive cemetery with an exclosure for the burial of pets as well. Honzenji is a Togane City designated historic site.