The gates of the Haru-ji complex stand proud, though there are obvious signs of erosion. The gate's pillars are cracked, and its paint is dull and chipped. The gate has no doors to close in order to bar entry to the temple, but Haru-ji is largely protected from attack, as its gate is the only generally accessible path to the complex. The main gate sits at the base of the mountain, in front of a stream. A small section of stone has been carved out of the mountain on each side of the gate, with a pedestal residing in each. In times passed, ornate Buddhist statues sat on each pedestal, though they have long since gone missing.