[Soto Sect Fukuchizan Shuzenji Temple]
An ancient temple which witnessed the rise and fall of the Minamoto and Hojo clans
It has been told that the temple was initially founded by Kobo Daishi in 807 A.D., and it was from this that the name Shuzenji was derived. It is also famous for having taken part in historical events such as the Hojo clan's conversion to the Soto sect during the Kamakura period, and the confinement of the second shogun Minamoto no Yoriie. The museum preserves a mask related to Yoriie and the Shining Wisdom Sutra, which was donated by Hojo Masako. The leaves of the maple trees in the precincts turn beautiful colors in autumn and visitors can enjoy scenic views unique to such an ancient temple.
|Address||Shuzenji 964, Izu City, Shizuoka|
|Phone||+81-558-72-0053 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) (Japanese only)|
|Hours||8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Opening hours||● Museum
April to September: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
October to March: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
|Fee||Free for precincts
Museum Admission fee 300 yen
|Access||Take the Izu Hakone Railway "Mishima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 35 minutes, and alight at "Shuzenji Station". Take the Tokai Bus Orange Shuttle bound for Shuzenji Onsen for approx. 10 minutes, alight at "Shuzenji Onsen" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.|
updated on Sep 29, 2017
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