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Tokoji Temple

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This is a hidden gem. Walk through the gates and around to the back where there are so many stone... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Fantastic temple with historical significance

This was one of my favorite temples in Japan. The people at the shop were so friendly and gave us... read more

Reviewed June 7, 2017
Angie R
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Oct 11, 2018
“Wonderful ”
Jun 7, 2017
“Fantastic temple with historical significance ”
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1647 Chinto, Hagi 758-0011, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Walk through the gates and around to the back where there are so many stone lanterns and the graveyard of half of the Mori feudal lords. There is lots of moss and no other people. It’s serene, it’s a great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

This was one of my favorite temples in Japan. The people at the shop were so friendly and gave us an English map and history. The back area with the Mori Lord graves and stone lanterns is quite breathtaking. I recommend a visit to the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed July 14, 2016

Very impressive. There are two massive red gates into this Zen Buddhist temple complex, and a nice altar installation in the main building. Perhaps the most visually impressive part of the complex is the section in the woods beyond, where many of the lords of...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed May 31, 2016

Tokoji is one of the family temples of the Mori feudal clan which was built in the late 1600's. It has a lovely outer gate and then a walk up the stone path to the temple. The temple itself is well decorated and although you...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed November 27, 2015

You are greeted by fabulous gates in rust red, and there are several buildings to see in the extensive grounds. When we visited it was raining lightly. The tombs of the Mori clan at the back were damp and mossy and sombre, surrounded by an...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Chantman
Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is my favorite temple in Hagi. The entrance has beautiful red gates, and the graveyard in the back is simply stunning and peaceful.

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank iwakunifoodie
Reviewed February 17, 2015

This temple although marked on the town tourist map seemed to be a little unloved. Maybe because it is near the Shoin Shrine and everyone goes there and doesn't bother to walk, or get the bus the extra short distance.It was one of the highlights...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank flathead53
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