Kanjizaio-in Ato Garden is an excellent example of a Pure Land garden. Maizuru ga Ike or Dancing Crane Pond is all that is left of the once great temple complex. Kanjisaioin is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Hiraizumi. The pond garden remains as beautiful as it was when it was built in the 12th century. The garden has a large pond with variable coastlines surrounded by Pure Land gardens. In the center of the pond lies an island, the showpiece of the garden. The gardens is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty and a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi. The garden was restored in 1978.