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Chuzen-ji (Chuzen Temple)

Chuzen-ji (Chuzen Temple) 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.

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  • Address: Turn left (south) as you leave the village of Chuzenji and walk about 1½ km (1 mi) along the eastern shore of the lake, Nikko, Tochigi-ken 321-1661
  • Cost: ¥500
  • Hours: Apr.–Oct., daily 8–5; Mar. and Nov., daily 8–4; Dec.–Feb., daily 8–3:30
  • Location: Nikko
Updated: 08-19-2013

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