Chuzenji Temple

Chuzenji Temple, Nikko

Chuzenji Temple
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Tomakee
Chiba, Japan217 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
There is a very famous and historical big statue of Buddhist Goddess of Mercy with Thousand Arms, which is called Senju Kannon in Japan. This temple registered in UNESCO.
When i went here, i was so lucky to watch the Kisshoten statue. Kisshoten is one of Buddhism god, but it originated from goddess, Lakshmi in Hinduism. This statue was prohibited to public over 200 years, but it was limited public!
Written November 15, 2017
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Thanh Tung Vo
Seoul, South Korea101 contributions
Aug 2016 • Friends
I came here in the summer day but i dont know why this place is so quite and even No people live there!!!! The lake is so big and you will have great view there. Around lake is high mountains with cloud on the top...fro there you can easy to visit waterfall, I recommend you should came there on autumn when all the tree will be change to red!
Written August 8, 2016
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EmperorMax
Tokyo, Japan88 contributions
Apr 2016 • Family
Like all the temples in Nikko, it is undergoing extensive renovations and you won't be able to see the full exteriors of the temples. However, still a must-see due to the intricate interior and historical importance.
Written April 13, 2016
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,038 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
This is a lovely temple that sits on the hill besideChuzenji Lake.It has a long and old history and contains a very old and historic Budda carved out of a tree when it was still growing, the tree is still in the ground, it is beautifull and very rare
The trainee monks there will tell you all about it, it is a great piece of history.
The four guards around the Budda are carved from wood too.very interesting. There is a great bell tower you can climb up into and ring the great bell which has a lovely tone . Go to the top of the temple area for great photos of the lake . A lovely peacefull spot to spend a little relaxing time , go there and enjoy. There is a 500 Yen entry fee.
Written March 26, 2016
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Cecih
Buenos Aires110 contributions
Feb 2016 • Family
The walking up to Chuzenji is perfect nature. Traditional trees, the mountains far behind, the little shops with souvenirs and japanese traditional sweets, everything is so cute, clean and pure air. Chuzenji is being renovated (Feb '16) and it is full of stuff inside, carpenters moving tools from here to there but still the sculptures and all the fine arts are there. Amazing building itself and all the interior is just quit and relaxing.
Written March 23, 2016
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Wolfsong013
Osaka, Japan6 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
I spent New Years eve here at Chuzenji Temple. It was well worth the extra drive from central Nikko to ring in the new year at Chuzenji. The temple was quiet, and didnt have too many people (unlike Toshougu) so it was a nice place. The surrounding area is beautiful, and I would highly recommend the visit if you are in the area.
Written January 8, 2015
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Ruzhi
Singapore8 contributions
Nov 2012 • Solo
The main and only reason why I came here - to see the panorama of Chuzenji lake and mountain. Other than that, this is like any other typical Japanese temple, nothing stands out in particular. There are staff dressed as monks (they could be monks in fact) who offer explanations of the temple's history and functions of each paraphernalia, but they're all in Japanese.
Written January 20, 2013
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