Chokei-ji Temple

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.

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Toyama Pref. Toyamashi Gosou 1882 map map Map
Admission fee free
open everyday
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  • Serenity amongst the 500 Buddhas
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.12
    Located near the folk museum is this lovely hillside with 500 statues. It has a nice overlook to Toyama and the Tateyama mountain Range. It is close to other places of interest in the Fold Museum...
  • Excellent sanctuary at the edge of the city
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.09.19
    This is one of my favorite places to visit in Toyama. Its the picturesque home of more than 500 unique Buddha statues. Theres a Japanese tea house near the entrance that I would also strongly...
  • Beautiful setting and very peaceful environment
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.05.24
    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...

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