The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Travel Guide

The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Shoren-ji (Shoren Temple)

  • Shiroyama Koen Map It
  • Takayama
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/20/2010

Fodor's Review

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

Map It

Phone:

0577-32–2052

Published 12/20/2010

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