An oasis of serenity and harmony hiding in the core of downtown Shizuoka is Hodaiji. In front of the main hall of this Buddhist temple is a lovely pond filled with golden carp. The grounds are adorned with religious statuary and sculpted greenery. Adjacent is a graveyard with monuments honoring generations of loved ones. Unfortunately, nothing about this temple is available online. Perhaps they want to keep it a secret so its beauty is never marred by curious tourists.