Kozan-ji Temple (功山寺)
A Soto Buddhist temple located in Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture known as the location where Takasugi Shinsaku raised his army. Some of the grounds many highlights include a bronze statue of Takasugi Shinsaku and a temple building designated a National Treasure. The temple is also famous destination for cherry blossom viewing in spring. Some 30 Yoshino and other cherry tree varieties decorate the temple with their blossoms, providing visitors with a chance to enjoy a truly vivid flower viewing experience. In most years, the best time to see the blossoms is from early to mid-April. Buildings such as the main temple building and writing hall are only open from 9:00 to 17:00. An entry fee of 300 yen is required. Parking available.
Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufukawabata 1-2-3 (Shimonoseki / UbeArea)
- Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Choufukawabata 1-2-3 [map]
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- the end
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Early Mar.-Early Apr.
- open everyday
- Admission fee to worship 300yen
- Parking Lot
- Available(Free 18spaces)
- Night viewing
- Available (irregular)
- Public toilets
- Available (next to main hall)
- Number of trees
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Heading west along Japan's largest island, Honshu, the very last prefecture you'll reach is Yamaguchi, separated from Kyushu by a small strip of water known as the Kanmon Straits, which the far-reaching harbor city Shimonoseki looks over. With water at every turn, the seafood of Yamaguchi is an indisputable highlight, and we're not talking just the usual fish dishes - the notorious fugu, or puffer fish, is a Japanese delicacy that was discovered in Yamaguchi prefecture, making it the best place to try it out.