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Chokei-ji Temple長慶寺


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The Chokei-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Soto school of Zen Buddhism situated on Mt. Kureha in the suburbs of Toyama City, in Toyama Prefecture. The main object of veneration at the Temple was originally a Daibutsu (Great Buddha Statue) known as the Sakuradani Daibutsu; however, this Statue was removed in 1870 as the result of an order issued by the Toyama Domain, and today only the head remains. Behind the Temple, over 500 stone statues of the Buddha’s disciples stand facing the Tateyama Mountains; the calm, peaceful expressions on their faces leave visitors deeply moved. This area is renowned for its spectacular cherry blossom, and is thronged with both locals and tourists in the cherry blossom season.


Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Gosou 1882 (ToyamaArea)

phone 0764415451

Admission fee free

Review of Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/05/24 Beautiful setting and very peaceful environment
Set high up in the hills overlooking Toyama this temple is very beautiful and the statues surrounding it add an air of peace and tranquility. Take the time to stroll around and absorb the atmosphere...
Reviewed:2016/07/18 Sotoshu Chokeiji Temple
mysterious place with many trees and bamboos. one side the 500 statues of monks and the other a huge cemetery. breathe the Buddhist perfume. At the entrance has two museums.
Reviewed:2018/07/23 五百羅漢が静かに並んでいました

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Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Gosou 1882 [ map ]
Admission fee free
Admission fee free

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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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