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Zuiryu-ji Temple瑞龍寺


The Zuiryu-ji Temple is a temple in Takaoka City, Toyama Prefecture belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. The Temple was built by Maeda Toshitsune, the third lord of the Kaga Domain, to offer up prayers to the Buddha for the repose of the soul of his brother Maeda Toshinaga, the second lord of the Kaga Domain. The Butsu-den hall, Hatto (Lecture Hall) and San-mon gate have all been designated as National Treasures; the So-mon gate, Zen-do (Zen meditation hall), Taka-roka (High Corridor), Kairo (Gallery) and Dai-sado (Large Tea Hall) were the first Prefectural Important Cultural Properties to be designated as such by Toyama Prefectural Government. Zuiryu-ji Temple is widely recognized as a masterpiece of early Edo Period Zen Buddhist temple architecture.


Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Sekihonmachi 35 (Takaoka / HimiArea)

phone 0766220179

9:00-16:30 (Gates shut)
[12/10-1/31]-16:00 (Gates shut)
※ Please enter 30 minutes Gates shut time

Review of Zuiryuji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/23 What on Earth is this doing here?
Sleepy Takaoka. Not much happening, and in the middle of it all you find a grand temple which would not be out of place in Kyoto or Kanazawa. Founded in 828, to actual story of its building is...
Reviewed:2017/12/29 A beautiful temple in Takaoka, well worth a visit
I have been to this temple several times since 2012 and find it very relaxing. The grounds are immaculately maintained and the temple is very Zen in it's style.

At the moment (December 2017) the...
Reviewed:2017/08/21 Nice temple
Very nice and very clean place.
The first building was in maintenance but very nice, all in wood.
The temple in the center is amazing. Small but very typical.
Nice place to do pictures.
One hour is...

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Toyama Pref. Takaokashi Sekihonmachi 35 [ map ]
Takaoka / HimiArea
9:00-16:30 (Gates shut)
[12/10-1/31]-16:00 (Gates shut)
※ Please enter 30 minutes Gates shut time
Adults:General 500yen group (30people and above) 400yen
Middle and high school students:General 200yen group (30people and above) 150yen
Elementary School Students:General100yen group (30people and above) 70yen

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          Toyama is one of the three prefectures that house the Japanese Alps, with its southern and eastern borders comprising one long stretch of mountains, out of which the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route is forged. While traditional crafts fill the northern coastal cities of Toyama and Takaoka, thatched roof houses offer unrivalled views against a backdrop of fantastic scenery at Gokayama in the mountainous area in the south of the prefecture.

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