Religious Sites in Shizuoka

Religious Sites in Shizuoka, Japan

Religious Sites in Shizuoka

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  • William S
    Kobe, Japan1,424 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    You’ll have to take the ropeway to get there and back - no other way in or out. The main temple itself is quite beautiful - be sure to seek out the wood carvings along the exterior fencing - along with a few smaller adjacent shrines. The steps are high and it takes some energy to get there. Meanwhile, the older Japanese are scrambling up and down. It’s an interesting place to visit if you like temples and shrines. This particular one is to a smaller “sect” within Buddhism and reminded us of the temple at Nikko near Narita. This one is smaller but still quite attractive.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • caznari
    Shizuoka, Japan13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    They have seven shrines together at the same place, and each shrines have their own powers. I thought it was so interesting.
    The location is also good, about twenty minute walk from Jr Shizuoka station.
    It was just a kind of hiking as it was nice day when we visited there.
    It's worth visiting there. I recommend you visit there and have a relaxing time.
    Written 19 March 2019
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  • bariloche48
    North Perth, Australia125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There are a few places that stand out in your mind. Rinzaiji is one. I come away from it with a sense of peace and calm similar to Ryoanji in Kyoto but without the crowds. This 500 year old Zen Temple is exquisitely beautiful. Set at the bottom of a forested hill it has a perfect garden, including a couple of rock gardens. Allow yourself time to sit in this garden. You will be well rewarded. Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun was here to guarantee his family's good behaviour during his younger. He remained fond of the area. He retired to (but continued to rule from) Shizuoka. I'm sure some of his attitude was established by this beautiful temple.
    Written 23 May 2013
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  • jrandsk
    Freshwater, Australia646 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Buddhist temple set on a hill with quite a beautiful garden surrounding and an extensive cemetery that you can walk through. The temple itself is very impressive and talks are available on the significance of certain items and rooms within it. The temple rooms are quite extensive and the cemetery is lovely.
    Written 23 October 2016
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  • Tokugawa_Ieyasu
    Fujieda, Japan102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Seiken-ji temple is very famous among Japanese history lovers. The area where the temple had been governed by Iamagawa clan, and finally by Tokugawa clan. The temple also was affected by those powerful clans.
    Walking outside of the temple building must be a lot of fun. The appearances of the buildings are old and awful. You may find hundreds of stone statues of monks.
    Looking inside of the temple is also great. Historical interiors and goods are exhibited. The garden with the style of "Kare Sansui" must be worth seeing.
    Written 15 February 2020
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  • Yasuhiro Mochizuki
    Shizuoka, Japan43 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the last Saturday and Sunday on each month, there is antique market held in the shrine yard. After visiting this traditional shrine which enshrines the worriors who died in the battles after Meiji (1867) Restoration Period, you can go around in the yard trying to find a variety of antiques from traditional Japanese potteries, swords, KIMONO or art works and almost anything in more than 100 shops there.
    Written 21 January 2019
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  • global3adventure
    Quito, Ecuador518 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A small, "non-descript" shrine located in front of the boardwalk through the pine trees to Miho beach.
    Written 19 July 2018
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  • Taigaa
    Fujieda, Japan358 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The temple carrying the name of one of the popular hisorical figures in early Meiji Period is actually a really old temple originally founded around 1,300 years ago. But the temple suffered quite a lot of hardships. When Shingen Takeda decided to build a castle at the top of Mt. Kuno during civil war era in late 16th century, the temple was moved to the present site. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868 the order to seperate Shintoism and Bhuddhism gave fatal blow to the temple and the temple was left to ruin since then. One of the notable Meiji figures Tesshu Yamaoka lamented this and decided to rebuild the temple and the temple completed after the reconstructor's death in 1910. Recently some of the building were lost by fire and rebuilt. So the brand-new belltower seems odd for the temple with long history. And some of the temple treasures are not fit to constant display including 800-year-old flute of Yoshitsune Minamoto. What I enjoyed most was the climb to the detached building of the temple Senju Kannondo. When climbing 259 steps jizos with various styles greet you. These jizos were well tended and the aprons were kept clean by local people. The view from Senju Kannondo was really nice.
    Written 5 July 2010
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  • homely_planet
    Anytown33 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small temple and surprisingly unknown given the cultural significance of this shrine and its 1800+ year history
    Written 24 May 2019
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