Zuiganji Temple, Matsushima-machi

The most famous Zen temple in northern Japan, Zuiganji Temple features gilded fusuma sliding doors. Completed in 1609, the building remains a fine example of the elaborate Momoyama style. Don't miss the Peacock Room, the temple's main attraction, boasting colorful carvings and designated a national treasure. Make Zuiganji Temple a centerpiece of your Matsushima-machi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Matsushima-machi trip site .
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  • It is a large site. Magnificence history building is prohibited. I thought it unusual method body cave near the entrance gate.
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  • Goal was to godaido over the Bay of Matsushima, Matsushima, take a boat and go. I had this temple-, to I-... Worth watching is stopped in that sense, truly nice and decorated inside the Temple of date Masamune, is enough.
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  • Please do you know zuiganji. So can history dating back to the Heian period. Are all on display and a replica could, was inspiring depth of color of the grandeur of the building, the paints are used. Building today's and was built by date Masamune in the Edo period. I found that was a profound greatness in the arts, as well as strong against.
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  • Beautiful temple atop a hill! en route you will pass by a cemetery. The tombstones are in immaculate condition! The temple is in great condition, obviously great care has been taken in maintaining it. the view towards the Bay is fantastic from this high up.
  • Awesome place to visit with great sites on the interior. A lot of it is all original.
  • Under heavy renovation as of Oct 16. The buildings are impressive, but I prefer the gardens next door.
  • Currently mostly under renovation. The lacquer shrine is very pretty, and the onsite museum has an imposing samurai statue.
  • Great place for a stroll among historic monuments.

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