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Minobusan Kuonji Temple身延山久遠寺


High Priest Nichiren entered Kuonji Temple at Mt. Minobu where he remained for his entire life teaching his disciples. This sacred place where Nichiren devoted his life to reciting the Lotus Sutra draws many worshipers as the head temple of the Nichiren sect. Many annual events are also held here. The Setsubun Ritual held in February attracts tens of thousands of people. In the grounds of the temple are drooping trees said to be 400 years old. The place is well known as a cherry blossom viewing spot with beautiful pale pink flowers showing their full glory during the spring.


Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 3567 (Shimobe / Minobu / HayakawaArea)

phone 0556621011

[4 Monday-9 Monday] 5:00-17:00
[10 Monday-3 Monday] 5:30-17:00
[Treasure Museum] 9:00-16:00 (Last entry 15:30)

Review of Kuon-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/06/06 I was quite impressed by the grandness of the temple buildings of the Nichiren sect’s head temple.
Minobusan is known as a sacred place of the Nichiren Buddhist sect where their head temple Kuonji is situated. Nichiren was born in Amatsu-kominato at the southern tip of the Boso Peninsula (Chiba...
Reviewed:2019/05/24 Stunning and welcoming
We loved this temple. We found it almost by accident. On the day we visited it was busy with hundreds of Buddhist students having graduation photos taken. But after they left it was quiet and...
Reviewed:2019/01/16 Beautiful old temple
The visit of the Kuon-ji left me a great memory. Peaceful, traditional, nature, lot of elements that I like to enjoy when I travel in Japan.
The huge staircase is impressive, and if you are not...

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Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 3567 [ map ]
Shimobe / Minobu / HayakawaArea
[4 Monday-9 Monday] 5:00-17:00
[10 Monday-3 Monday] 5:30-17:00
[Treasure Museum] 9:00-16:00 (Last entry 15:30)
open everyday
[the treasure house] Thursday (The day following if it falls on a public holiday)
※ Apr., Aug. Days closedopen everyday
[Treasure Hall] General 300 Yen, University High School Students 200 Yen, Junior High School Elementary School Students 100 Yen
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