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Saisho-in Temple Five-Storied Pagoda (最勝院五重塔)

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Cultural Property

"A three-minute walk from the ""Hirosakikoko-mae"" Konan Bus stop. The Saisho-in Temple significantly influenced the shrines and temples of Tsugaru; established in 1667, the temple possesses numerous National Important Cultural Properties. The interior of the pagoda is richly decorated with gold and silver leaf as well as ultramarine, and enshrines a statue of Vairocana, the temple's principal object of worship; and, to its sides, statues of an infant Prince Shotoku and the ten rulers of the afterlife. One of the highlights of the temple grounds are its beautiful scenery created by the contrast of seasonal plants such as weeping cherry tree blossoms and fresh verdure in spring. Built to memorialize all those who fell in the battles to unify Tsugaru, the temple's five-storied pagoda and other structures exude an atmosphere of rich history."

place

Aomori Hirosaki-shi Doyamachi 63 (HirosakiArea)

phone 0172341123
place

9:00-16:30

Review of Saishoin Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/03 A hidden treasure
This beautiful medium sized shrine has been overlooked by visitors. There are not that many visitors, which ensures a peaceful environment. The Shrine includes a five storey pagoda, which is elegant...
Reviewed:2019/04/24 Such a beautiful and peaceful spot
This was such a peaceful place to visit. There were very few people there (if driving please be aware there are only 4 car spaces in front of the temple so you may need to park elsewhere) and we...
Reviewed:2019/04/23 Often overlooked hidden gem
Im convinced that it is beautiful throughout the year, but I was there during sakura hanami festival in Hirosaki and it was simply stunning. There werent many people there either. While Hirosaki...

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Details

Address
Aomori Hirosaki-shi Doyamachi 63 [map]
Area
HirosakiArea
Phone
0172341123
Hours
9:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Grounds free
* Apr.--May's Hirosaki Cherry Blossom Festival, 8 Monday's Hirosaki Neputa Festival Admission fee 300yen
Parking Lot
Available (about 5 spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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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          Centuries-old stories of samurai at Kakunodate and the remains of millennia-old archaeological sites including the likes of Isedotai invite history buffs to delve into Aomori's fascinating history. As the most northern prefecture on the Japanese mainland, Aomori enjoys a cooler climate, which makes it a welcome escape from the southern cities for combining castles, art galleries, and summer festivals with the great outdoors.