Soyuji Temple (宗猷寺)
The only Rinzai school temple in Takayama City, it is located an eight-minute drive from JR Takayama Station. In 1632, it was opened by the brothers Kanamori Shigeyori and Shigekatsu, the third head of Hida to pray for their father Arishige. Inside, the the retainer of the shogun, Yamaoka Tesshu's monument and his parents' grave are enshrined and they are registered as a city designated historical site. Otherwise, it is a temple and shrine that has several city designated historical sites such as main hall, bell hall, and the group grave of the craftsmen. The garden and stepping stones on the east side of the the priests' living quarters and on the mountain side it is organized with the layer of stones, law and mid-height trimmed trees, and you can get a glimpse of the elegant and sophisticated samurai culture of Takayama.
Review of Soyuji TempleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
- Precincts Free
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship] None
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.