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The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Soji-ji Temple

  • 1–18 Monzen Map It
  • Monzen-cho
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 09/20/2013

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The Zen temple complex at Monzen once served as the Soto sect's headquarters. Though a fire destroyed most of the buildings in 1818 and the sect moved its headquarters to Yokohama in 1911, this is still an important training temple. Strolling paths traverse the lush grounds, where you can see some spectacular red maples and an elaborately carved gate. As at the Eihei-ji Temple in Fukui, lay practitioners may stay here for ¥6,500 (although the temple hesitates to accept lone female travelers because room doors don't lock). To get here, take a bus or walk 10 minutes from Monzen Station.

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1–18 Monzen, Wajima, Ishikawa-ken, 927-2156, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥400
  • Daily 8–5

Updated 09/20/2013


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