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Clayton B wrote a review Jan 2020
Absolutely beautiful in the snow! It was hard to see where to go so we didn’t explore too far just in case. But it was so peaceful and quiet, also unexpected! Would certainly recommend a visit to see this peaceful part of town.
Date of experience: January 2020
Marc T wrote a review Nov 2018
61 contributions8 helpful votes
We first visited the Shinto shrine located not far from the temple then parked up in the tiny car park, Its an incredible place with a pond with Koi carp, Bamboo forest area, statues and stone lanterns.
Date of experience: November 2018
2 Helpful votes
MadsDK wrote a review Oct 2018
Odense, Denmark649 contributions139 helpful votes
This is a very special place. We toured the small park next to the temple for almost 2 hours in the rain. We could not get enough of the more than 200 statues in the park. The over two hundred statues of rakan (disciples of Buddha) scattered around the temple grounds. The statues began appearing in the 1980s and have been accruing ever since. Each statue has a unique face and shape. The temple itself is also well worth a visit. There is no information in English available. Behind the temple is a local cemetery also well worth a visit. To find this place get off the bus at Sengoku (仙石) bus stop. From there it is a 2 min. walk.…
Date of experience: September 2018
2 Helpful votes
adamiuk wrote a review Jul 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom413 contributions49 helpful votes
This really is a must-visit attraction in my opinion. It is easy to find, only a two minute walk away from Sengoku bus stop. The temple has been there since 1356, and the numerous statues are each meant to represent a monk who lived and died at the temple. It is very peaceful, since it is not very well-known (yet), and beautiful all year round. There is also an adjoining cemetery, which was very interesting to us since Japanese cemeteries are unlike any we have seen anywhere else in the world. There are also toilets available, should you require them.…
Date of experience: July 2018
4 Helpful votes
Aurelie I wrote a review Jun 2018
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
This temple is a real gem. A little outside of the usual loop if you do just a day trip but totally worth it. I wish i could come back in autumn!
Date of experience: June 2018