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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  • Hot Springs found Kobo Daishi and the Shuzenji temple that was built by me we instilled a solemn impression. Promenade Hot Springs town, and across the bridge and facilities, such as a footbath for a lot of tourists, the gathering, was so crowded. Drink ago praying the springs and hot springs in the environment can be. Including around, noodle shop, souvenir shop, where you can enjoy the location.
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  • The evening went. The front entrance was closed after 5 o'clock. Just forward on both sides of the entrance road and ended up in the main hall. Lights are on, it is clean.
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  • I heard during the colder months in January. With sacred water of hot springs that are so steaming, generous and fresh. It was inviting many tourists is the temple.
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  • Famous masks of Yoriie. There is ghastly.
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Where to stay in Izu

Izu possesses plentiful accommodations, with the established resort town receiving many domestic and international visitors each year. The most popular place to stay close to the city center remains the area surrounding Shuzenji hot spring. Onsite bathhouses, known as "onsen," use the naturally-warmed water from the hot spring in a range of spa treatments. You can find some more budget-friendly options here, but the emphasis remains primarily on luxury. Look along the regional roads that converge at Shuzenji station for more options, including guesthouses and hotels.
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