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Shuzen-ji Temple, Izu
(3/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Went to Shuzenji in autumn, but at the beginning of December had been at their best again. I thought so in the middle of Izu late or was bad.
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  • I went to 11-at the end of autumn. Experience the atmosphere of the Temple in Kyoto were filled. Foliage is great and Yes is not a translation with the leaves of that tree. It may be free so go in to talk about. However because the parking lot is not to go in the morning look in the neighborhood but not. If you go in the afternoon not parked in the parking.
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  • Family and went to see fall foliage. Seen your garden at 200 yen, but well look a good idea. I'm kinda small. But it is beautiful in the garden there is a small waterfall, with the difference between the high and low. The Shuzenji temple bells and foliage in the vicinity was stunning.
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