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Sekiun-in Temple

An ancient temple, built in 1179 by upon orders from the Emperor Takakura. There are many big cedar, chinquapin and hinoki trees on the temple grounds on the slope of Mt. Takao. The quiet and dark path to the temple is covered by many ferns and moss plants. This temple was built by a Zen priest in 1455 supported by the Katsumata Family, and was named the ”Ryumonzan Sekiun-in (Middle-class headquarters of Soto sect)”. The main gate (an important cultural asset of the town) is double-structured Irimoya-style with 12 pillars, a typical feature of Zen-sect temple, and is similar to the Yomei Gate of Nikko. The red main gate, the carving Ryumon no Taki, and the Choseki stones along the path are also designated as important cultural assets of the city.

Basic Information

Name

Sekiun-in Temple

Postal Code

421-0411

Address

1251 Sakaguchi Makinohara City

Parking

Parking

Available

Large Bus Parking

Not available

Number Of ordinary Cars

40

Remarks

Small-size cars40car

Equipment and Service in Facilities

Pets

Not allowed

Toilet Facilities

Allowed

Free Wi-Fi

Not available

Mt. Fuji Viewpoint

Not available

Eating & Drinking

Not available

Transportation

If coming by the Tokai Shinkansen:

Shizuoka Station

If driving (Tomei Expressway):

Yoshida IC
(Route) Approximately 20 min by car

Foreign Languages Spoken

Pamphlets

Foreign Language Explanation, Notes

English

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