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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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  • It is a temple of Shuzenji hot springs. Temple has become the origin of the place name "Shuzenji" is the name "Shuzenji" and representation of the Shuzenji Temple and Kanji here so be careful. Temple was established by Kukai and reportedly is now in Shingon Buddhism is not the Temple of the Soto sect and it was. Small gate from the Spring Street side in 2014 is becoming respectable, is good.
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  • Guard dogs are real cute. Stamp is 300 yen. Was doing a morning market. Cheap, such as Mandarin orange and kumquat homemade pickles served with.
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  • It is a temple that history has become a center of Kyoto in Izu. Was so minimal time to explore narrower than was the creation of the precincts.
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