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Eikokuji Temple (Ghost Temple) (永国寺(ゆうれい寺))

"This historic Soto sect Zen Buddhist temple is the ninth stop on the Higo pilgrimage to 33 sites sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon. Also known as the Ghost Temple, it has a hanging scroll depicting a ghost from a temple legend that has been passed down since ancient times. The pond behind the main hall is where the ghost was said to have appeared. They have a popular Ghost Festival every August, where for one night only they open a ""Ghost House"" and various festival stands set up shop."

place

Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Dotemachi 5 (Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea)

phone 0966222458
place

8:00-17:00

Review of Eikokuji

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2015/10/19 Ghost Shrine
Eikokuji was on one of the main road, cemetery was on both side to the path leading to the temple.
Atmosphere was not good. Better not to go in as there were much more attractive shrines to visit in...
Reviewed:2020/03/25 幽霊の掛け軸が有名!
西南戦争で西郷軍の本拠地になったこともある寺です。幽霊の絵や、幽霊が出たと言われる池も有名です。ゆうれい寺とも呼ばれるようです。境内の保育園の周りに、桜の木があり、春はとてもきれいです。
Reviewed:2019/09/30 西郷隆盛の本陣と幽霊図
人吉の観光スポットとして徒歩圏です。西南の役の西郷隆盛の本陣が置かれた寺で又「幽霊図」の掛け軸も見れます。無料なので、立ち寄るのもいいでしょう。

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Address
Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Dotemachi 5 [map]
Area
Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea
Phone
0966222458
Hours
8:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]Free
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.