Shuzen-ji Temple, Izu

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#1 of 15 in Historic Sites in Izu
Explore the Zen Buddhist Shuzen-ji Temple, the historic scene of death and tragedy in the Minamoto family. Reputedly founded by revered religious personality Kobo Daishi (who also supposedly created the township's hot springs by striking rocks with his stick) in 807 CE, the site became infamous after witnessing the suicide and assassination of two generations of Minamoto family patriarchs, around the turn of the 13th century. Nowadays, the site is thankfully a lot more peaceful. You can take part in meditation classes on Tuesdays from 9 am, and relax in the peaceful grounds. Look out for a picturesque bamboo forest nearby. Make Shuzen-ji Temple part of your personalized Izu itinerary using our Izu trip itinerary builder app .
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  • This temple is floating and said Izu. It is a splendid temples located in the center of the Shuzenji hot springs. Worth a look is. On the River in front of the water bath and close to the small diameter of the Bamboo Grove, and the 廻remasu.
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  • It was a small temple. Old historic temples in someone else's mouth knowing hot spring Hall may also refuse, I was surprised. Sasg's hot springs. We recommend walking Tourism Association parking lot in front of the narrow road.
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  • Not much to see but the old antique section. Places to get around a 30-minute visit as I do not take much time.
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Izu possesses plentiful accommodations, with the established resort town receiving many domestic and international visitors each year. The most popular place to stay close to the city center remains the area surrounding Shuzenji hot spring. Onsite bathhouses, known as "onsen," use the naturally-warmed water from the hot spring in a range of spa treatments. You can find some more budget-friendly options here, but the emphasis remains primarily on luxury. Look along the regional roads that converge at Shuzenji station for more options, including guesthouses and hotels.
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