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. Make Shuzen-ji Temple part of your personalized Izu itinerary using our Izu trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Plum Shu Temple in the mountain valley of flowers just beautiful in full bloom. Around is all a tourist destination, this temple is intact is a nice touch.
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  • Temple is famous, and other are to small. Staff at many tourist attractions located near the temple.
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  • When you come to the Shuzenji Shuzenji would always pray to be place. Now visit the pet without problems. I think of hot spring water characteristics of Shuzenji. Late February at plum blossom pretty plum.
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  • Special bus route to city centre. More lowdown on the shrine of unknown foreigners is not so different from the usual gentleman and just a modest shrine features
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  • Famous masks of Yoriie. There is ghastly.
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  • Quaint historic Temple
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