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Tohoku Sights

Chosho-ji (Chosho Temple)

  • 1–23–8 Nishi Shigemori Map It
  • Hirosaki
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 09/20/2013

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Thirty-three of the Soto Sect's Zen temples line up solemnly along a long avenue called Zenrin-gai (Zen Forest Street), at the end of which Chosho-ji temple stands with great dignity. The Tsugaru clan's family temple was originally built in Ajigasawa in 1528 but was moved here in 1610 to protect Hirosaki Castle. You'll see a large bell dating back from Kamakura period, an elaborate gate meant to shake off greediness and complaining, and 500 statues depicting Buddha's disciples.

If you aren't full of temples yet, this area is one of the main reasons to visit Hirosaki.

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1–23–8 Nishi Shigemori, Hirosaki, 036-8273, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥300
  • Daily 9–4

Updated 09/20/2013


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