Tokyo Sights

Chuzen-ji (Chuzen Temple)

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 08/19/2013

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

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, Japan

Sight Details:

  • ¥500
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 8–5; Mar. and Nov., daily 8–4; Dec.–Feb., daily 8–3:30

Updated 08/19/2013

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