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Shuzen-ji Temple, Izu

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Religious Site
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. Use our Izu holiday planner to visit Shuzen-ji Temple on your trip to Izu, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is the tragedy of the tale of Genji clan of Shuzenji. Minamoto no Yoriie became Shogun 2 eldest followed by source of Yoritomo's half brother, Minamoto no Noriyori, also undergoing a violent death here. It would be over influential Gokenin, hiki and Mr. Kajiwara and Hōjō Masako's biological child, but Yoriie was a distraction for the Hōjō clan. New NIO Chapel located on each side of the gate is the NIO guardian statues inside the was transferred from the shigetsu, is a thing.
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  • The town was kind of built around this temple. It's a Buddhist temple and it's linked to the onsen nearby also the power struggle at the Kamakura Shoganate (1185 to 1333). It's a relatively small temp...  more »
  • 出遊伊豆修善寺 2010年第一次來後 感覺還是值得再來的景點 距離東京兩小時的車 程 感覺就是小城故事 很棒 當地居民很善良又熱心  more »