Genjoin is one hall in the Heisenji temple complex which is, in turn, part of the Hakusan Jinja shrine. Its history is not well understood. The buildings that originally fronted the garden are gone, but the small pond-viewing garden can still be identified from its main trees in the center and the whirlpool rock formation.
And the pine trees on Tortoise Hill
Reflected in the clear waters
Of the palace pond