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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

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

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/20 Difinitely worth seeing!
Fantastic experience, beautiful buildings, 287 steps to reach the Temple. Must see if you are visiting Minobu
Reviewed:2017/10/23 Tranquillity and inner peace
Read the reviews before visiting as it's a good hour plus away from are hotel the journey takes you though some scary hair pin bends but was worth every mile.

On approaching the Temple gate to the...
Reviewed:2017/10/11 Definitely Worth Climbing Those Steps
287 Steps at 5am doesn't sound like a great prospect but it all adds to the sensation you get at the top when the drum is beating and the monks start chanting. The temple complex is very beautiful...

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Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 3567 [map]



[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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