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Shuzen-ji Temple, Izu
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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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  • In the temple for the nice walk stopped by Temple. However, Treasure Museum admission 300 yen, from current exhibits a high care. ¥ 200 staff.
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  • At the heart of the Shuzenji hot springs. They stop by many worshippers. You need to park in the parking area so parking is not. To go by car along the way narrow width of the road, so caution is required.
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  • It is not a very big temple, also thanks to the friendly atmosphere around the old fashioned was very calming, and space. Located near hot springs attractions, was crowded with tourists. A good looking for a cheap place just impatient parking, stopping now.
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