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Kichijo-ji Temple (Kawaba-mura, Gunma Prefecture)吉祥寺


"This temple is located approximately three minutes’ walk from Kichijoji Iriguchi bus stop, after taking the Kawaba loop bus from the JR Joetsu Line's Numata Station. This Zen temple of the Rinzai sect was opened in 1339 by Ujitoki Otomo of Kencho-ji Temple in Kamakura as head temple. Due to its location as the northernmost Kencho-ji Temple, it is also known as the North Gate of Kencho-ji. The temple grounds are home to the Kichijo-ji Hundred Flower Gardens, also known as the ""Temple of Flowers"", with flower beds of Mizubasho flowering in the Spring and Higanbana flowering in the Autumn. Also, in the temple's tea room, Seitaian, visitors can enjoy seasonal sweets with Matcha green tea."


Gunma Pref. Tonegunkawabamura Monzen 860 (Numata / Oigami / OzeArea)

phone 0278522434

9:00-17:00 (entry by 16:30)

Review of Kichijo-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2014/10/11 Go also for Japanese tea ceremony
I’ve been here twice, both times in the fall. Both times the colors were spectacular. I especially loved the bright yellow ginkgo leaves behind the zen garden and covering the paths. But all the...
Reviewed:2014/05/21 Floral paradise in Gunma!
This small temple in Kawaba village located in the northern mountains of Gunma is simply amazing. The temple is literally drowning in flowers. I visited in late spring and the sakura were still in...
Reviewed:2018/11/12 自然の美しい山間の名刹

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Gunma Pref. Tonegunkawabamura Monzen 860 [ map ]
Numata / Oigami / OzeArea
9:00-17:00 (entry by 16:30)
open everyday
[Admission fee to worshipFriday] Adults500yen, child (small, middle and high) 250yen
Parking Lot
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          Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.

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