Saisho-in Temple Five-Storied Pagoda

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."

Spot details

Aomori Hirosaki-shi Doyamachi 63
open everyday
[Adult] 300yen * Fee only during Sakura Festival and Neputa Festival
Parking Lot
Available (5spaces) * Please use Fee's 'Ikoi 2nd Parking' when the car is full.
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay, Diners Club, etc.)
Not available
English Menu
Available (English written on the explanation signboard Available)
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (requires an attendant)
Infant friendly
Yes (Grounds are possible)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • A hidden treasure
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.11.03
    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...
  • Such a beautiful and peaceful spot
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.04.24
    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...
  • Often overlooked hidden gem
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.04.23
    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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