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Zuiganji Temple (瑞巌寺)

Temple

Zuiganji Temple is a temple founded by the priest Jikaku Daishi in 828 that belongs to the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism headed by Myoushin-ji Temple. After the temple fell into decline during the mayhem of the warring states, the feudal lord Date Masamune began restoration work in 1604 and four full years later the hondo (main temple building) was renovated to conform to Momoyama-style architecture. At that time it was officially renamed as Matsushima-Seiryuzan-Zuigan-Enpuku-Zenji. Sights to see include the Kuri, the Zen kitchen where meals were prepared in the past. This so-called kitchen has been designated as a National Treasure for its beauty.

place

Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Chounai 91 (Matsushima / ShiogamaArea)

phone 0223542023
place

[Mar.--Octo.] 8:30-16:30
[2/Nov.] 8:30-16:00
[1/Dec.] 8:30-15:30

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Address
Miyagi Pref. Miyagigunmatsushimamachi Matsushima Chounai 91 [map]
Area
Matsushima / ShiogamaArea
Phone
0223542023
Hours
[Mar.--Octo.] 8:30-16:30
[2/Nov.] 8:30-16:00
[1/Dec.] 8:30-15:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults700yen, Small/Junior High School Students400yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available (Miyagi Free Wi-Fi)
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Wheelchairs are not allowed in the main hall)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (not inside the main hall or treasure hall)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Lying along the northeastern coast of Japan, Miyagi prefecture is home to lashings of natural parks, oysters, and hot springs. While the bustling city of Sendai offers some simple city entertainment, it's the Matsushima islands that deserve the most attention, having boosted the prefecture's reputation as one of Japan's most scenic views.