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Seiryoji Temple

134 Reviews

Seiryoji Temple

134 Reviews
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Della G wrote a review Aug 2020
Coquitlam, Canada808 contributions308 helpful votes
There are so many temples along this street near the Bamboo Forest that it is impossible to pick and choose. The Seiryoji Temple stood out because it had an extraordinary gate that is very impressive and has an unique art deco style light in the center that caught my attention. The grounds are very expansive and the main temple holds a special copy of the historical buddha image Shakyamuni carved in sandlewood. It is interesting that this temple space dates back to 895 CE and the temple is a replica of Wutai Shan in China. An amazing place to wander through, it has its special pond and garden area. The architecture along with the intricate carvings on the gate and roof line are amazing. The best is that there is no admission charge!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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ljk wrote a review Mar 2019
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions21 helpful votes
Not many Japanese temples have the Shakyamuni Buddha statue, the historical Buddha. This is already so when Buddhism spread from China to Japan in ancient times. Hence this is one rare temple to visit. The temple compound is large and due to it being less touristy, its serenity and peacefulness is healing and soothing. As photography is prohibited in the main hall, I attached here a picture of the Shakyamuni Buddha statute found in there. The photo can also be bought for 1000 yen from the temple. Overall, I recommend you to drop by for a visit. It’s a beautiful temple and immerse yourself in its peacefulness.
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Date of experience: March 2019
CassLee82 wrote a review Mar 2017
Cairns, Australia48 contributions11 helpful votes
This temple is small, but has an impressive gate! The plum trees were in blossom and quite pretty. Would be nice to visit when the sakura are in blossom.
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Date of experience: March 2017
sasquatchsf wrote a review Jan 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania160 contributions105 helpful votes
This place was a pleasant surprise. It was a grand temple, but had the feel of a local community center. Much less touristy than other places.
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Date of experience: November 2016
Satoshi Y wrote a review Dec 2016
Kawasaki, Japan61 contributions6 helpful votes
I stayed this temple to be baptised for 3 days. I passed witho any electrical items.I thought about myself deeply.
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Date of experience: September 2016
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