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Toshun-ji Temple (洞春寺)

Located in the Mizunoue district of Yamaguchi City, the Toshun-ji Temple is famous as the Bodai-ji (family temple) of the warlord Mori Motanari. It was also formerly the site of the Kokusei-ji Temple built by Ouchi Morimi (a Muromachi era warlord); one remaining vestige of this older temple is the Sanmon gate, which is built in the Shikyaku-mon style (with four supporting pillars and a gabled roof), and which has been designated as an Important Cultural Property. The Toshun-ji Temple was originally constructed within Yoshida Castle in the Akinokuni domain in 1572, but was subsequently relocated several times as the regions controlled by the Mori family changed; the Temple was finally moved to its present site in 1868. Like the Sanmon gate, the Temple’s Kannon-do hall has also been designated as an Important Cultural Property; the hall, which was relocated here from the Taki-no-kannon-ji Temple (a temple associated with the Ouchi family), features beautiful Chinese-style architecture including a Katomado window and a Sankarado paneled wooden door. Worshippers at the Temple are greeted by Chief Priest “Maru”, a dog who has become a media sensation.

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Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Mizunouechou 5-27 (Yamaguchi / ShuhoArea)

phone 0839221028
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8:00-17:00

Review of Toshunji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/31 Beautiful main gate
Many tourists visit Rurikoji Temple, but maybe less people come to this temple, which is located just beside it. But its main gate and Kannondo building are designated as important cultural property...
Reviewed:2020/04/01 本堂脇の観音堂も見ものです
山口県庁舎の裏側に位置するの洞春寺は戦国時代に活躍した毛利元就公の菩提寺になります。

境内入口の古びた小さな山門は室町時代に建てられた物で重要文化財です。

本堂脇の観音堂も重要文化財指定を受けていて見ものです。
Reviewed:2020/02/24 まる住職、安らかに・・・
毛利元就氏の菩提寺として知られるお寺です。
近隣にある瑠璃光寺は人気スポットになっていますが、ここはヒッソリとしています。
個人的には事前情報で紀州犬の「まる」さんが住職をしている・・・ということでお会いすることを楽しみにしていました。
京都の南禅寺で修行をして、この地へやって来て近隣住民や来訪者から「厳しめな住職」として人気を博しており、楽しみにしていたのですが、私が行った際は不在だったようで御...

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Address
Yamaguchi Pref. Yamaguchishi Mizunouechou 5-27 [map]
Area
Yamaguchi / ShuhoArea
Phone
0839221028
Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(5spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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