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Shoren-ji (Shoren Temple)

Shoren-ji (Shoren Temple) Review

The main hall of Shoren-ji in Shiroyama Koen (Shiroyama Park) was built in 1504. It was moved here in 1961 from its original site in Shirakawa-go, right before the area was flooded by the Miboro Dam. Beautifully carved, allegedly from the wood of a single cedar tree, this temple is an excellent example of classic Muromachi-period architecture. The temple sits on a hill surrounded by gardens, and you can see the Takayama skyline and the park below.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Shiroyama Koen, Takayama, 506-0822 | Map It
  • Phone: 0577/32–2052
  • Cost: ¥200 admission to main hall
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 8–5:30; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–5
  • Location: Takayama
Updated: 09-20-2013

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