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  • Zuiryu-ji Temple
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    Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Sekihonmachi 35
    The Zuiryu-ji Temple is a temple in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. The Temple was built by Maeda Toshitsune, the third lord of the Kaga Domain, to offer up prayers to the Buddha for the repose of the soul of his brother Maeda Toshinaga, the second lord of the Kaga Domain. The Butsu-den hall, Hatto (Lecture Hall) and San-mon gate have all been designated as National Treasures; the So-mon gate, Zen-do (Zen meditation hall), Taka-roka (High Corridor), Kairo (Gallery) and Dai-sado (Large Tea Hall) were the first Prefectural Important Cultural Properties to be designated as such by Toyama Prefectural Government. Zuiryu-ji Temple is widely recognized as a masterpiece of early Edo Period Zen Buddhist temple architecture.
  • Chokei-ji Temple
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    12 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Gosou 1882
    The Chokei-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism situated on Mt. Kureha in the suburbs of Toyama City, in Toyama Prefecture. The main object of veneration at the Temple was originally a Daibutsu (Great Buddha Statue) known as the Sakuradani Daibutsu; however, this Statue was removed in 1870 as the result of an order issued by the Toyama Domain, and today only the head remains. Behind the Temple, over 500 stone statues of the Buddha’s disciples stand facing the Tateyama Mountains; the calm, peaceful expressions on their faces leave visitors deeply moved. This area is renowned for its spectacular cherry blossom, and is thronged with both locals and tourists in the cherry blossom season.

    This is one of my favorite places to visit in Toyama. Its the picturesque home of more than 500 unique Buddha statues. Theres a Japanese tea house near the entrance that I would also strongly...

  • Inami Betsuin Zuizenji Temple
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    Toyama Pref. Nantoshi Inami 3050
    This temple of the Ohtani sect of Shinshu is a branch of Kyoto's Higashi Honganji Temple. During the Warring States Period, it served as a base for the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist uprising. It is notable for the stout stone walls surrounding the temple buildings. Located in a residential area a 15-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway's Tonami Interchange on Route 156, the temple's biggest attraction is the carvings located all over its buildings. All of the decorative carvings were created by craftspeople from the wood carving district in Inami, part of present-day Nanto City. Visitors can bear witness to the superior skills of the expert carpenters and wood carvers who built the temple.

    A temple opened in 1390 is the largest wooden Buddhist temple in Hokuriku region. The woodcraft was spectacular. Worth a visit.

  • Ooiwasan Nissekiji Temple
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawagunkamichimachi Oiwa 163
    "This temple, a 15-minute drive from Hokuriku Expressway's Tachikawa Interchange, was built by Gyoki in 725. Part of the Tateyama mountain worship faith, it had become a large, well-known temple with 21 shrines and 60 monks by its peak. The temple declined after being set ablaze by Uesugi forces and losing many of its treasures and records to the fire. However, the temple hall was later rebuilt and served as the as the family temple for many generations of the Maeda Clan. The temple grounds contain a great deal of sights to see. These include Buddhist carvings and statues such as the Oiwa Nissekiji Sekibutsu, a nationally designated historic site, and the Oiwa Nissekiji Magaibutsu, an important cultural property. The temple, which venerates Fudo Myoo as the main object of worship, is beloved by the nickname ""Oiwasan no Ofudosan."" "

    Interesting place to visit but didnt manage to explore the area fully . Although they had a area map , it is not as clearly label at site. If they would put up more directional signage on site , it...

  • Shokoji Temple
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    12 Reviews
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    Toyama Takaoka-shi Fushikifurukoku 17-1
    This temple belonging to the Jodo Shinshu Honganjiha sect of Shin Buddhism is located about a 15-minute drive from Takaoka-kita Interchange on the Noetsu Expressway. The temple has been designated as a national Important Cultural Property. It played a central role in the Etchu Ikko Ikki, a Jodo Shinshu Buddhist uprising that occurred during the warring states period. It also possesses many cultural assets such as “rokkyoku isso,” a painted folding screen depicting scenes in and around Kyoto. The temple is also known for its “seven wonders,” which consist of the fruitless gingko tree, the stone that fell from the sky, the pond that never dries, the monkey that holds up the roof, the pillar that wards off evil spirits, the flying dragon inkstone, and the three-leafed pine.

    かつての高岡の中心だった伏木。その名残を感じさせる立派なお寺。JR氷見線の伏木駅からまっすぐ坂を上がったところにあります。さすが一向一揆の拠点となった建物。歴史と風格を感じさせます。視る価値ありです。

  • Kokutai-ji Temple
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    13 Reviews
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    Toyama Takaoka-shi Ota 184
    A Buddhist temple located in Ota, Takaoka City. The temple was founded in 1304 by the priest Jiunmyoi. The head temple of Rinzai Kokutai-ji Zen Buddhism, in the Meiji period, such prestigious personages as philosopher Kitaro Nishida and Buddhist scholar T.T. Suzuki meditated here. During a festival to commemorate the passing of the temple’s founder held on June 2nd and 3rd, Zen priests wearing traditional wicker hoods provide shakuhachi flute performances.

    If youre interested in learning Zazen meditation, this temple is open for bookings. Apparently some companies book their employees in for conference and Zen meditation courses. For these, the...

  • Johanabetsuin Zentokuji Temple
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    17 Reviews
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Johana Nishikami 405
    A temple in Johana, Nanto. It was founded in 1471 by Rennyo Shonin, the eighth head priest of Hongan-ji Temple. The main hall which is reconstructed in 1759, the main gate, and the bell tower have all been designated Cultural Properties of Toyama Prefecture. During the Mushiboshi Buddhist Service which starts on July 22, a portion of their treasured items from their collection which numbers over ten thousand items is put out on public display for a week.

    Zentokuji temple is one of a Jodo-Shinshu temples. Many people have come and gone for prayer for centuries. my grandma & grandpa as well. people in Johana are enthusiastic to Jodo-Shinshu Buddhism...

  • Rennoji Temple
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    Toyama Imizu-shi Sanga Taka Ji 1597
    This temple offers memorial services for dolls and stuffed animals. They hold a doll memorial ceremony on the second Sunday of every October. It's main claim to fame is the statue of the Joroku Amitabha Nyorai (Kosugi Great Buddha). This great Buddha statue was burned in war in the Warring States period, leaving only the face and wrists, and the body was remade in the Edo period. It also holds a Dainichi-Nyorai statue, and a Jizo Bosatsu statue registered as a national Cultural Asset.
  • Ganmokuzanryusenji Temple
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    10 Reviews
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    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Kamiichimachi Sakka 15
    This historical temple was built in 1370. Number 6 on the Shinsaigoku 33 Temple Pilgrimage, it maintains the legend of the santoryuto mountain and ocean phantom lights. It is filled with things to see, including a bell tower that has survived two fires, a Sanmon gate said to be built by Hidari Jingoro, a Thousand Armed Thousand Eyed Kannon Bodhisattva statue (The Radiant Kannon Bodhisattva), and a cloister holding 33 stone Kannon statues. We also highly recommend viewing the city-designated Cultural Assets, like the grave of Daitetsu Sorei, and the two sweet olive trees of Ryusen-ji.

    静かな場所にある立山寺。栂並木の一本道は何か不思議な気分にさせられました。歩く間に、すれ違った人は、2組のみの静けさ。映画撮影にも使われた一本道です。馬に乗った武士が向こうから駆けてきそうでした。

  • Anantan Reijo (Sacred place)
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    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Kamiichimachi Kurokawa 84
    Ever since monk Hakushin of the Mino province trained here, this spot has been considered a holy land. Descending the stairs about 30 meters from the approach into the valley will bring you to a stone statue Yakushi Kannon-do temple. The spring bubbling up to the right of the Yakushi Kannon statue is considered holy, and is believed to cure ailments. The Ministry of the Environment designated it one of Top 100 Famous Water in Japan, and it is usually crowded with visitors.
  • Senkoji Temple
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    4 Reviews
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    Toyama Tonami-shi Seridani 1111
    This is one temple on the Hokuriku 33 Temple Pilgrimage. It is located in the woods of Seridan in Sendanno Vilage, famous as an ancient battlefield. The building was built in 703. It has continued to hold rites without cease for over 1,300 years, becoming a widely known center of faith and continuously gathering believers. The shrine has the unique aspect that it brings a wonderful encounter and crisis avoidance for good men and women seeking the ideal marriage.I

    Approaching the temple up the steps with the lantern path, we were met with golden lanterns and shades erected around the temple. This was largely due to Hatsunode, the new years wishes...

  • Kannon-do Hall
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    Toyama Tonami-shi Seridani 1111 Senkoji
    The Sacred Kannon Bodhisattva enshrined at Senko-ji temple is a Prefecture Designated Cultural Property. Kannon-do is the building holding the principal object of worship here, the Bronze Kannon Bodhisattva statue, and its main construction is the work of an Inami carpenter the second-generation Matsui Kakuhei Tsuneyoshi. Kannon-do's incredible fittings include paneled doors, and latticed doors and windows, and the temple roof has incredible carvings of a dragon transom, and a tiger lurking in bamboo, while the interior transoms have various figures including a must-see lion carving.
  • Sanmon Gate
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Inami 3050 Inami Betsuin Zuisenji
    This is the Sanmon gate for Inamibetsuin Zuisen-ji temple, designated a Japanese Heritage site in 2018, in woodworking city Inami. Master carpenter Shibata Shinhachiro Sadahide, carpenter for Kyoto's Higashi Hongan-ji temple, began work on it in 1785, but he returned to Kyoto in 1788 to help with reconstruction after a fire. An Inami carpenter, the deputy director, the second-generation Matsui K. T. took over the work and successfully completed the Sanmon gate in 1806 It is a designated Important Cultural Asset.
  • Shikidaimon (Chokushimon Gate)
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Inami 3050 Inami Betsuin Zuisenji
    Built in 1792, in 2005 this gate was restored to its original condition of 200 years before. It is also called the Imperial Gate: Kiku no Mon. It is on the east side of the main gate of Shinshu Otani sect's Inami Betsuin Zensui-ji temple. The tradition of wood carving it demonstrates is highly regarded, with the floating dragon on the main gate, the imperial gate's lion's cub, and main hall's central transom Karyobinga mystical bird carving.
  • Taishi-do Temple
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Inami 3050 Inami Betsuin Zuisenji
    This temple hall was rebuilt in 1918 using the skills of Inami carving. The multi-story temple is roughly 29 meters on a side, with a total area of 840 square meters, and in the center of the main hall lies the foundation stone bestowed by Emperor Go-Komatsu, and a statue of the two year old Prince Shotoku bequeathed by Shakunyo. The two side shrines hold images of the founding abbot Shakunyo and Zensui-ji temple's former abbots. Every July 21-29, they hold a Taishiden-e ceremony.
  • Gyotokuji Temple
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    4 Reviews
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Nishiakaomachi 825
    This temple was opened at the end of the Muromachi period, by abbot Rennyo's leading disciple Akao Doshu. Must-sees include the thatched roof Sanmon gate, built about 300 years ago, and the monk's quarters particular peaked, gabled roof architecture. The Doshu Itokukan heritage museum exhibits treasures connected to Doshu and paintings by Munakata Shiko.

    西赤尾のバス停前にある浄土真宗のお寺。国指定重要文化財の岩瀬家の隣です。寺に隣接している遺徳館は、残念ながら冬季休館中でした。茅葺の山門が歴史を感じ、趣あります。本堂へは雪と雪囲いもあり、これまた残念ながら、本堂前までは行けませんでした。

  • Kotokuji Temple
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    5 Reviews
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Horinji 308
    This temple building built in 1471 is in Horinji, Nanto City. It is known for its deep connection with printmaker Munakata Shiko. Munakata Shiko was evacuated to Nanto City during the war, and at the time he evacuated, he had a friendship with the head monk. Many of his works, including Kegonmatsu picture painted on sliding paper doors, which was inspired by the mountain behind the temple, are left here.

    棟方志功とゆかりの深い光徳寺は500年以上の歴史を持つ真言宗寺院です。また蓮如上人のお寺でも有名です。また棟方志功と親交があった事から名作を所蔵展示している・

  • Saishoji Temple
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    1 Reviews
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    Toyama Nanto-shi Togamura Sakaue 1269
    This temple is on Prefectural Route 34 in Togamura Sakaue, Nanto City. It is an ancient temple from the Muromachi period, and in the feudal government period it received heavy protection from the Kaga domain. The Sanmon gate on the grounds display the skills of master Hida craftsmen, and its thatched roof is a very rare sight in temple Sanmon gates.

    利賀村の街道沿いにある風情ある古刹です。NHKのゆく年くる年にも登場したという名刹です、訪れる価値はあると思います。

  • Jonichiji Temple
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    Toyama Himi-shi Asahihonmachi 16-8
    This temple is in Asahi-honmachi, Himi City. It is number 23 on the Hokuriku 33 Temple Pilgrimage. It was founded in 681, and every 33 years it offers a viewing of the Thousand-Handed Kannon Bodhisattva enshrined within. The gingko tree planted in the temple grounds at the time of its founding, making it over 1,000 years old, is a National Natural Monument and one of Japan's largest trees.

    氷見駅から徒歩10分ちょっと。朝日山の中腹にあるお寺で、北陸三十三ヵ所観音霊場巡りの第二十三番になります。境内入り口にある大銀杏が印象的。推定樹齢一千年あまりという、このお寺の歴史を感じます。他にも境内には馬十の句碑、観音菩薩霊水等見どころが多数ありました。

  • Muryoji Temple
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    3.0
    1 Reviews
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    Toyama Nakaniikawa-gun Funahashimura Takenouchi 323

    無量寺のある舟橋村は「日本一小さな村」です。 どの位かというと、正方形として考えると1辺が1.8kmチョットくらい。 つまり、マラソンランナーなら6分程で通過してしまうし、車なら2分くらいで村を通過できてしまいます。 そして、この無量寺ですが、お寺周辺には特に案内は有りませんでしたが「ばんどり騒動」の集合場所だったとのことです。(全く知りませんでしたが駅近くの案内看板で知りました) 「ばんどり騒動...

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Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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