Daihoji Temple in Kanbara

A charming little temple near a traditional art museum

By Peter Sidell    - 1 min read

If you're in the suburbs of Shizuoka city to enjoy the traditional ukiyo-e (woodblock prints) at the Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum, then while you're there it's also worth popping up behind the museum to take a look at Daihoji. It's a small but charming Buddhist temple, with a small but diverse population of interesting statues in the well-tended grounds, and a relaxed atmosphere that will set your mind at ease before or after you see the museum.

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Peter Sidell

Peter Sidell @peter.sidell

I came to Japan from Manchester, England in 2003, and have travelled a lot since then, around Japan and in Asia. When I'm not working, I write satire and perform stand-up comedy in and around Tokyo. Check YouTube for a taste.