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The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Shoren-ji (Shoren Temple)

Updated 09/20/2013

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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.

Sight Information

Address:

Shiroyama Koen, Takayama, Gifu-ken, 506-0822, Japan

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Phone:

0577-32–2052

Sight Details:

  • ¥200 admission to main hall
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8–5:30; Nov.–Mar., daily 8–5

Updated 09/20/2013

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