Saifukuji Temple (Kaisando)西福寺(開山堂)
Sekijyozan Saifukuji Temple is a temple opened during the late Muromachi period in 1534. The Kaisando for worshipping images of Kaisan and Dogen Zenji—founder of Soto sect—is famous for its numerous wonderful sculptures, paintings, and lacquerware that can be called great works of Uncho Ishikawa, a famous craftsman from the end of the Shogunate. It is often called “Echigo Nikko” for its similarity to the collection of works at Toshogu in Nikko. About five minutes by car via Koide Interchange on the Kan-etsu Expressway.
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Nigata Pref. Uonumashi Oura 174 [map]
- 9:00-16:00 (last reception 15:40)
- open everyday(Temporary closure may take place)
- [Admission fee to worship]500yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot about33minutes
- View route from Station
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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.