Sogenji Temple

Temple
A Buddhist temple in Higashiyama Teramachi, east of Takayama. In 1608 it was erected for the memorial service of Kanamori Nagachika, the first lord of Takayama Castle. Since then it's been the family temple of the Kanamori clan, and it houses temple treasures such as a crane feather battle surcoat dedicated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, military fans, and a baton of command. The Matsukura Ema Fair is held on August 9th and 10th every year, and lots of visitors purchase paper votive pictures during this summer tradition. People hang these up wishing for safety for their families, prosperity in business, and safety while on the road. It is a nationally designated Cultural Asset.

Spot details

Address
Gifu Takayama-shi Tenshojimachi 39
Phone
0577322519
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(8spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(Free_Wi-Fi_Takayama)
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Vacation
    4.0 Reviewed:2018.04.05
    Did the hiking trail and came across these Temples and Shrines. Absolutely beautiful buildings and architecture. The grounds and gardens are beautiful. This is a must do.
  • Part of the Shrine Tour
    4.0 Reviewed:2016.08.18
    This was near the end of our walking tour of the shrines in the east of the city. Like most places the buildings were closed but it was nice to walk around the property.
  • 金森家の供養塔と家臣の墓石
    3.0 Reviewed:2021.08.22
    高山駅から徒歩20分ほど。東山寺院群の一寺。1609年に飛騨国高山藩二代藩主・金森可重が父の長近を弔うために創建した曹洞宗の寺院。寺号は長近の法号に因む。本尊は釈迦如来。飛騨三十三観音霊場4番札所。本堂(市指定文化財)は高山城三ノ丸にあった評議場を移築したもの。墓地には金森家の供養塔があり、その隣には家臣の墓石が立てられている。

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