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Kai-Zenkoji Temple甲斐 善光寺


This temple is located in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was built in 1558 by Takeda Shingen, who feared that the fires caused by the Battles of Kawanakajima would reach Shinano Zenkoji Temple, as a place to relocate the temple's statues, scriptures, and other properties. The temple's gate and main hall are nationally-designated Important Cultural Properties. The treasure hall built on the temple grounds exhibit some of the temple's countless treasures.


Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Zenkouji 3-36-1 (Kofu / Shosenkyo / KatsunumaArea)

phone 0552337570

[Admission feeHours of Operation]9:00-16:30

Review of Zenkoji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/05/02 Zenkoji temple
Calm place. Near to kofu station and science museum. Entry fees 500 yen after entering temple. Free parking available
Reviewed:2017/09/22 One of the best temple sites Kofu - not what you might expect - take the tour !!
Having seen many temples and shrines in Japan I would rate this as one of the best. The huge wooden building and surrounding grounds are beautifully maintained and there is a sense of peace and...
Reviewed:2017/04/25 The biggest shrine in the area
Walking towards the shrine from the main road, it's impressive just how large the main building is. Framed through the gate, it makes for a great photo.

Inside, there is a very faded dragon painted...

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Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Zenkouji 3-36-1 [ map ]
Kofu / Shosenkyo / KatsunumaArea
[Admission feeHours of Operation]9:00-16:30
open everyday (However, due to occasions etc. there are cases where there is restricted access to Fridayado so please check it)
[Admission fee to worship]Adults500yen, Elementary School Students250yen
Parking Lot
Available (Passenger car Approximately 20 vehicles, Bus About 10 spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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          Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan's most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country's highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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