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Shorenji Temple (照蓮寺)

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Temple

This is said to be the oldest existing Jodo Shinshu temple in Japan. Founded in 1253, it was started by Emperor Gotoba's 12th son Kanenbo Zenshun. Originally located in Shokawa Villege, Ono County, it was moved to Shirakawago to the current Takayama Castle Ninomaru site because the Miboro Dam was to be built there. The present main shrine building was built in the Eisho period (around 1500), and the architectural beauty of the Muromachi period (1336-1573) can be seen in the curves of the gentle roof. The shoin-style building, which is said to have been built with a single cedar tree, is registered as a nationally-designated important cultural property.

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Gifu Takayama-shi Horibatamachi 8 (Hida / TakayamaArea)

phone 0577322052
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Advance reservation required

Review of Shoren-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2015/10/30 beautiful red torii pathway
The walk through Shiroyama Park brought us to the inviting path of the red temple gates. The temple itself was undergoing some much needed restoration and repair work, so we could not enter the...
Reviewed:2020/02/03 二つの照蓮寺
創建は1253年、嘉念坊善俊を開山として創建されたと伝わる浄土真宗大谷派の寺院です。1588年、高山城の城下に移転しました。この寺院が真宗大谷派高山別院照蓮寺です。高山移転後も、白川郷に照蓮寺掛所心行坊として存続し、その後、照蓮寺と公称します。1961年、御母衣ダムによる水没のため、白川郷から高山市堀端町に移転しました。屋根のゆるやかな曲線が美しい本堂は1504年に建立され、書院造りの建物で、一本...
Reviewed:2019/09/01 必見のお寺です
一目見て国指定の重要文化財だとわかりました。1本の大杉を使って建てられた本堂は書院造りで、見事な建築美です。門の上に建つ櫓のような建物もウットリする美しさです。この建築美は必見です。

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Address
Gifu Takayama-shi Horibatamachi 8 [map]
Area
Hida / TakayamaArea
Phone
0577322052
Hours
Advance reservation required
Closed
Irregular holidays
Fees
appreciate your generous contributions100yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
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Note
* Please make a reservation by phone when you come to the hospital.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.