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Gorgeous nature and structure

Visited by my car. The approach is already impressive as the thick forest is there. It looks... read more

Reviewed December 25, 2017
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Holistic place

This was my second visit here. Last visit was for see beautiful autumn leaves which was of course... read more

Reviewed October 10, 2016
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Dec 25, 2017
“Gorgeous nature and structure ”
Oct 10, 2016
“Holistic place”
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1157 Daiyucho, Minamiashigara 250-0127, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited by my car. The approach is already impressive as the thick forest is there. It looks peaceful and good for your body. The temple looks good featuring Tengu, long-nosed red goblin. Walked to the top of the temple taking hundreds of stairs, tiring... 😅...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit here. Last visit was for see beautiful autumn leaves which was of course so good. Highlight on this visit was steps to the top, feel like stepping up to sky... Very fresh air in holistic ambiance! Nothing to say. 今回は2回目の訪問です。前回は紅葉の時期に来て、それはとても綺麗でしたが、今回は、奥にある階段、まるで空に向かって登っていく感じ。厳かな雰囲気で、新鮮な空気。最高です。

1  Thank Aitoh
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

If you don't have a car there's lots of climbing to be done to get to this temple. The first bus from daiyuzan is at 7:45 or so. We reached there at 6:30 and decided to walk up. Its quite a walk and all uphill....More

1  Thank Pulkita P
Reviewed June 9, 2016

Visited this spring on a rainy, misty day, with a very special friend. It was very peaceful and quiet, loved it.

2  Thank kentwhite99
Reviewed April 7, 2016

Daiyuzan Saijo-ji is a breathtaking Buddhist temple that was built more than 615 years ago. Although it is still frequented by devout worshipers from all across Japan, it remains one of the less talked about magnificent places in Kanagawa Prefecture. This is probably due to...More

2  Thank LeeReeve
Reviewed November 5, 2015

I recently visited Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple with my wife on a day where our children were with their grandparents, and both my wife Yuko and I immediately felt a peacefulness well over us unlike anything we have felt in the years we have been here....More

1  Thank Shane Y
Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Very historic place and not many people know about this temple which is in kanagawa. I was introduced to this place by friend during autumn and simply amazed at the sights.

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Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

I went there today and plan to go again and again . Less people but full with forest among the walk from Daiyuuzan station . Take about 40 mins by foot to the gate of daiyuuzan temple 最乘寺. I no recommend to take bus if...More

3  Thank chew17
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This old temple is located in the middle of a mountain, but you can take a bus from Daiyuzan station. You have to climb stairs up to the gate and you'll see there are another stairs up.The atomospher of the mountain is quite spiritual. The...More

Thank kyokolinda
Reviewed February 27, 2013

In the Odawara area, there are many historic temples and shrines — unfortunately, modern, ill-designed concrete buildings now surround many of these traditional structures. Nearby, by contrast, the large hillside temple complex of Daiyūzan Saijōji (大雄山最乗寺) lies in harmony with nature within a forest of...More

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