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Daihonzan Soujiji Soin Temple (大本山總持寺祖院)

The Daihonzan Soujiji Soin Temple is a temple belonging to the Soto school of Buddhism located in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture. This was originally the head temple of the Soto school, but a fire in 1898 caused severe damage to the temple, so the function of head temple was relocated to a temple in Yokohama City, and the temple in Wajima was renamed the Soujiji Soin Temple (“Founder’s Temple”). Today, the buildings within the Temple precincts include the Kyozo (Sutra Repository), Dento-in and Jiun-kaku, which all survived the fire, as well as Shichido-garan (Seven halls) that were rebuilt after the fire; the Temple continues to retain the solemn majesty appropriate to the former head temple of the Soto school.


Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Monzenmachimonzen 1-18-1 (Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea)

phone 0768420005


Review of Daihonzan Soujiji Soin

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Reviewed:2018/06/02 Graceful buildings and attractive landscaping
In May 2018 there was still a big project going on here to renovate some of the main parts of the temple. Notwithstanding that, it is a beautiful spot, with graceful buildings and attractive...
Reviewed:2016/04/20 Experiencing Zazen
This was part of our Noto tour package. I have been to other temples/shrines in Japan but this one is special because it gave me a feeling of peace/tranquility. During the time of our visit...
Reviewed:2012/09/23 Despite the tour buses quiet
Despite the tour buses, the temple was fairly quiet. It was a short drive from Wajima, but felt fairly remote. While not spectacular architecture, it was a wonderfully small immersion into another...

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Ishikawa Pref. Wajimashi Monzenmachimonzen 1-18-1 [map]
Wajima / Noto / WakuraArea
open everyday
[Admission fee] 400yen (with group discount)
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Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 15, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.