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Shuzenji Temple修禅寺

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Shuzenji Temple is located in Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and in 2007 the temple welcomed the anniversary of its 1200-year history. The temple which was initially opened by Kobo Daishi, has now been converted to the Soto school of Buddhism. The Izu peninsula pilgrimage to the 88 sacred places (holy spots related to Kobo Daishi) ends at this temple which also issues amulets. Hot spring water gushes forth and steam rises up from the purificatory font on the grounds of the temple where the charm of this hot spring district lingers. Special events are held to match each season such as open-air concerts during the summer and in autumn, the courtyard tinged with autumn colors is opened to the public. The original “Shuzen-ji Temple meal” is shojin ryori (devotion cuisine) which is originally derived from Buddhism and has adopted the ideas of Chinese herbal medicine. It can be savoured at the tasting event which has been held every year since 2000.

place

Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 964

phone 0558720053
place

8:30-16:00

Review of Shuzen-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/23 The center of the town
The highlight:the place where you wash your hands outside the temple has warm onsen water!
The area is nice with red leaves too, good for photo taking
Reviewed:2018/10/09 fairytale little onsen town
On our way to Izu Pennisula, we stopped by this little village, traditional temple, modest bamboo forests and fairytale red bridges.
Don't forget to bring your little towel to enjoy open air onsen...
Reviewed:2018/10/05 Vibrant autumn colors and wonderful “secret” garden
Founded by Kobo Daishi, this temple is perhaps the most important building in town. There is much history associated with the temple and the town and we were glad we had read up on it before walking...

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Address

Shizuoka Pref. Izushi Shuzenji 964 [map]

Phone

0558720053

Hours
8:30-16:00
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
Grounds free
[Treasure Hall] 300 yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
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          With the giant Pacific Ocean to the south and the great Mount Fuji to the north, Shizuoka prefecture is blessed with some of the best views the country has to offer. The white sand beaches of the Izu Peninsula are a rare find on mainland Japan, neighbored by beautiful cliffs, tumbling hills, and natural hot springs. As Japan’s largest producer of green tea, the age-old tradition of tea drinking is ubiquitous in Shizuoka, from the miles of tea fields to the old tea houses hosting traditional tea ceremonies.

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