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大本山總持寺祖院 Sotoshu Daihonzan Sojiji Temple

  • Buildings (Temples / Shrines / Cathedrals)
  • Around Noto-hanto
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Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.

District
Around Noto-hanto
Address
1-18-1 Monzemmachi Monzen, Wajima-shi, Ishikawa 927-2156, Japan
Category
  • Buildings (Temples / Shrines / Cathedrals)
Website
http://www.wannet.jp/noto-soin/
Tel.
+81-768-42-0005
Date of post:2016/03/15

The former Head Temple with dignity and grace harmonizing with its surroundings.

  • Temple / Shrine

Daihonzan Soji-ji-soin is the former head temple of the Soto sect established in 1321 by Keizan Jokin Zenji (Zenji means a master of Zen Buddhism).

In its precincts that covers an area of approximately 66,200 square meters including the mountain, there were about 70 shrine hall and temple buildings, and the temple governed more than 16000 branch temples along with another head temple "Eihei-ji, Fukui Prefecture" at that time.

Unfortunately, the temple was destroyed by fire in 1898. After that, the role as the head temple moved to the temple in Yokohama in 1910, and the temple gate with dignity, the Buddha hall construction with zelkova, the Lecture Hall and other few beautiful buildings remain here.

Are you interested in Zen, by the way? They have a Zen meditation class and offer shojin ryori (a Japanese vegetarian dish) and you can experience them if you want (a reservation must be made in advance).

The event of projection mapping with wadaiko (Japanese drum) "Zen-no-kirameki (http://zennokirameki.com/)" is held for 2 days on the middle of the September since 2014. The temple becomes a remarkable spectacle with lights and the virtual reality of film. It's absolutely fantastic!

<INFORMATION>
Address: 1-18-1 Monzen, Monzen-machi, Wajima 927-2156
Tel: +81 (0)768 42 0005
HP: http://www.wannet.jp/noto-soin/

Opening hours
8:00 - 17:00

Admission
Adults ¥400 / 15-17 years ¥300 / 12-14 years ¥200 / 6-11 years ¥150

Getting there
By Train
- Limited express train: About 2 hours from Kanazawa station to Anamizu station through Nanao station or Wakura Onsen station. The fare is ¥2940. Take Hokutetsu Bus (Anamizu Line) to Monzen (about 35 min). The fare is ¥690.
- Local train: About 2 and a half hours from Kanazawa station to Anamizu station through Nanao station or Wakura Onsen station. The fare is ¥2090. Take Hokutetsu Bus (Anamizu Line) to Monzen (about 35 min). The fare is ¥690.

By Bus
- Route Bus: About 90 min from Hakui Station. Get off at "Sojiji-mae". The fare is ¥1530.
- Monzen Express Bus: About 2 and a half hours from the the Kenroku-en Exit Bus Terminal at Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Sojiji-mae". The fare is ¥2,260.

By Taxi
About 60 min from Wakura-onsen Station.
About 30 min from Noto Airport.

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