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Chuzen-ji (Chuzen Temple)

  • 2578 Chugushi Map It
  • Nikko
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

A subtemple of Rinno Temple, at Tosho-gu, the principal object of worship here is the Tachi-ki Kannon, a 17-foot-tall standing statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy, said to have been carved more than 1,000 years ago by the priest Shodo from the living trunk of a single Judas tree. The bus trip from Nikko to the national park area ends at Chuzenji village, which shares its name with the temple established here in 784.

Sight Information


2578 Chugushi, Nikko, Tochigi-ken, 321-1661, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8–5; Mar. and Nov., daily 8–4; Dec.–Feb., daily 8–3:30

Published 12/10/2015


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