Mar. 11, 2019 UPDATE

Zuiho-in Temple (inside of Daitoku-ji Temple)

- 瑞峯院 -
Traveler Friendly
English brochures are available at the entrance. Staff only speak Japanese and basic English.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese and basic English
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Mar. 11, 2019 UPDATE

Zuiho-in Temple (inside of Daitoku-ji Temple)

- 瑞峯院 -
Traveler Friendly
English brochures are available at the entrance. Staff only speak Japanese and basic English.
Information
Japanese and English
Languages spoken
Japanese and basic English
944 12 7.0 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Temple established by a Christian feudal lord in 1535
You may be surprised that this temple was established by a Christian feudal lord, Otomo Sorin, in 1535 as his Bodai-ji-a Japanese Buddhism temple that takes care of a family’s dead, buries them and performs ceremonies in their soul’s favor (Referenced Japanese dictionary “Iwanami Kojien”). In Zuiho-in Temple (Zuihoin), there are several Christian landmarks including a garden with a crucifix made of stone, Christian lanterns. The gardens were made by Mirei Shigemori, who was one of the most famous landscape gardeners in 1961, in commemoration of 400 years anniversary of foundation. Otomo Sorin, or his Christian name Don Francisco, worked very hard as a missionary for his followers in the Sengoku period. Though Christianity has never been taught at Zuiho-in Temple, this aspect of the life of its founding patron is both honored and respected as a part of Otomo’s legacy.
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Open Hours
9am - 5pm
Reservations
Please make a reservation if you would like to experience Zazen, Zen meditation and matcha green tea.
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
High school students and over ¥400 Junior high school students and under ¥300 *Group discounts are available for 30 or more people Matcha green tea ¥400 Zazen Zen meditation and matcha green tea ¥1,500
Credit cards
Not accepted
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