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Chosho-ji Temple長勝寺

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This ancient Rinzai Buddhist temple, founded in 1185, is notable for its thatch roofed main temple building, a rarity in Japan. According to records, the temple was built by Minamoto no Yoritomo to pray for continued luck in war, and the temple's copper bell was gifted to it in the distant Kamakura period. The temple possesses numerous valuable historical artefacts and items designated Cultural Properties by the national government, prefecture, and city, making it an essential destination for those looking to experience the history of Itako City.

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Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Itako 428 (Kasumigaura / Tsuchiura / KashimaArea)

phone 0299623808

Review of Chosho-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2015/10/08 Time sits still in a beautifu country setting in Itako
The town of Itako is not busy when there are no iris flowers like in May, June, nevertheless, once I stepped into this temple ground last month, I was overtaken by quietness and serenity. It belongs...
Reviewed:2018/08/15 至って普通
潮来あやめ祭りの光に合わせて訪れましたが、まあまあ普通のお寺って感じ。
由緒をお調べの方には意味深い処かもしれませんが、私にとっては残念ながらアヤメ巡りのついでに終わってしまいました。
Reviewed:2018/08/12 源頼朝創建、北条高時の寄進の国の重要文化財の銅鐘、楼門、本堂・・・小さいけど素敵な雰囲気の寺です
たまたま立ち寄った寺ですが小さいながらも歴史ある素晴らしい場所でした。
見た目古くさい建造物ですがそれがより素敵な雰囲気を出していて良いです。
詳しい説明の看板がありましたが源頼朝が開基し、北条高時が銅鐘を寄進し、荒廃してた伽藍を修復したりと何気に有名人が絡んでいる寺だったようです。
小さいながらもと言いましたが参道は結構長く、表門から本堂まで真っすぐ連なる参道は途中の楼門(山門)も含めて中々の景...

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Address
Ibaraki Pref. Itakoshi Itako 428 [ map ]
Area
Kasumigaura / Tsuchiura / KashimaArea
Phone
0299623808
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom, guidance is Charge (reservation required)
Parking Lot
Available

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          Just a stone’s throw from Tokyo, Ibaraki is a coastal prefecture that has mastered juxtapositions, where old shrines meet new scientific discoveries and traditional gardens are frequented by the inventors of some of the newest technology. Head to Mito City's Kairakuenーone of Japan's Three Great Gardensーin spring to experience the cellestial blooming of fantastic cherry blossoms at the annual sakura festival.

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