Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple

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Daiyuzan Saijoji is a temple with a deep connection to the tengu, those creatures who occupy a special place in Japanese folk religion. For example, folklore has it that the tengu, in a variety of different ways, supported the Zen priest who first built Saijoji TempleThe Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple in Minamiashigara is a breathtaking temple of Soto Zen Buddhism. The temple grounds, which were built more than 620 years ago, contain around 30 ceremonial halls and other temple buildings. The temple is surrounded by an impressive cedar forest.



1157 Daiyucho, Minamiashigara, Kanagawa 250-0127 (Map) (Directions)


9:00 - 16:00 Closed now

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Monday 9:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 16:00
Thursday 9:00 - 16:00
Friday 9:00 - 16:00
Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Sunday 9:00 - 16:00
Holidays 9:00 - 16:00

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