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Shuzen-ji Temple, Izu

(3.1/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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 tourist area Temple is very calm. For destinations that are concentrated around children at all no problem. Also a foot and was very comfortable.
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  • I think it is not so big as the scale when it comes to Shuzenji went good or not. Here in the heart was dotted with attractions.
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  • Nothing special about this temple, it looks like other temples in Japan, but when we came there was a nice exhibition of Hina Matsuri (Hina dolls) in the temple, which was nice. Definitely come by to ...  more »