Located on the north shore of Lake Shinji. the grounds in front of the main hall of Manganji seem unusual to me.
It is a Shingon temple and claims quite a heritage. According the temples founding legend Kukai (Kobo Daishi) stopped here after visiting Izumo Taisha in 824.
He also took the time to carve the statue of Kannon. According to historical records this was a very busy time for Kukai, in 824 he was given control of To-ji in Kyoto, built Zenpuku-ji in what is now Tokyo, and was appointed to several government positions.
The grounds were pleasant, but there were not a lot of statues.