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Kozanji Temple功山寺


"This is a Soto sect temple in Shimonoseki City and the statue of ""Senju Kannon Bodhisattva"" is revered as the main idol of worship. The temple was established in 1327, and was designated as a national treasure during the Kamakura period (1185–1333) as an example of Zen Buddhist architecture. It is also known as a place of many historical events. There is a statue of Takasugi Shinsaku on horseback in the precincts and the temple loved by history fans."


Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufukawabata 1-2-3

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Review of Kozanji Temple

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Reviewed:2017/10/31 Oldest Buddhist architecture and a national treasure
Located in Chofu castle town, a place with long Japan history. It is about 25-minute bus ride from the Shimonoseki train station. Impressive wooden gate and nice temple grounds.
Reviewed:2016/10/08 The temple is a national treajure of Japan.
This temple is a national treasure, but it is more than that.

In the foreground of the temple, you will see Shinsaku Takasugi on the horseback who died when he was 29 years old! He became a kind of...
Reviewed:2014/04/28 Beautiful Buddhist temple in Chofu
An amazingly beautiful temple with a peaceful moss garden at the back. Full of historical significance, beautiful cherry blossom, cool tatami rooms and incense curling everywhere.

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Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufukawabata 1-2-3 [map]



Irregular holidays
Grounds free
[Shoin/GardenAdmission fee] 300 yen
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