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Temple Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Rengein Tanjoji Temple Okunoin
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Tsuiji 1512-77
    This Shingon Risshu sect Buddhist temple located in Tamana city is Kyushu's main temple for the sect. Koen Daibosatsu is its principle object of worship. Okunoin was built in 1978 to commemorate 800 years since the passing of the Buddhist priest Koen. Originally, it was a training hall for Buddhist priests, but today many patrons visit to improve their luck and ward off misfortune.
  • Koyoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusashi Matsushimamachiaitsu 2856
    This temple is in Unzen-Amakusa National Park, part of Kamiamakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture. It's the twenty first temple on the Kyushu pilgrimage to 33 sites sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon. It's well known for its Matsushima-Jiko Kannon image that's said to help believers maintain a clear mind as they age. The head priest plays guitar while delivering his sermons. These have become quite popular and even draw tours from beyond Kyushu.
  • Eikokuji Temple (Ghost Temple)
    43 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Dotemachi 5
    "This historic Soto sect Zen Buddhist temple is the ninth stop on the Higo pilgrimage to 33 sites sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon. Also known as the Ghost Temple, it has a hanging scroll depicting a ghost from a temple legend that has been passed down since ancient times. The pond behind the main hall is where the ghost was said to have appeared. They have a popular Ghost Festival every August, where for one night only they open a ""Ghost House"" and various festival stands set up shop."

    Eikokuji was on one of the main road, cemetery was on both side to the path leading to the temple. Atmosphere was not good. Better not to go in as there were much more attractive shrines to visit in...

  • Rengein Tanjoji Temple Honin
    16 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Tsuiji 2288
    This ancient Buddhist temple is known as the birthplace of Koen, the master of Honen, founder of the Jodo school of Buddhism. Its colorful five-story wooden pagoda and the Great South Gate are well known. The temple was burned during battle in 1582 but was restored by the priest Zeshin Kawahara in 1929. A two-storied pagoda was rebuilt in 2018.

    小岱山の中にある大きくて立派な寺院です。 寺の中は綺麗に整備されていて散策しやすかったです。 展望できるところからは、大牟田・荒尾方面の景色を眺めることができます。 五重塔や大きな鐘など、立派な建造物があるので見入りました。

  • Shoryuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-shi Ichinomiyamachi Miyaji 165
  • tendaishu karikaiyama chojuji kiharafudoson
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshiminamiku Tomiaimachikiwara 2040
  • Otohime Koyasu Gawara Kannon
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-shi Otohime 2120-5
  • Ankokuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kikuchi-shi Shisuimachi Toyomizu Kume
  • Uguchikannondo
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumagunkumamura Sangaura Cormorant mouth area within
  • Entsuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kikuchi-shi
  • Enkeiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Hamasakimachi 9-32
  • Kanjoji
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusashi Ryugatakemachihinoshima
  • Ganzoji
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoguntakamorimachi Takamori 1809
  • Kimutuyoshijotera
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga
  • Kinshoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kamiamakusa Matsushimamachi Uchinokawachi
  • Kofukuji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Tamana-shi Ishinuki
  • Koheiji
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kaoumachishimono
  • Takaterain
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumagunyamaemura Yamada Jia 1640
  • Takahamatonariminedera
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Amakusamachitakahamaminami 771
  • Kokushoji Temple
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Amakusa-gun Reihokumachi Shiki 1360

Kumamoto Main Areas


Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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