Fodor's Expert Review Chosho-ji

Hirosaki Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Thirty-three of the Soto Sect's Zen temples line up along 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 an elaborate gate meant to shake off greediness and complaining and 500 statues depicting Buddha's disciples.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine Historical

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1-23-8 Nishi Shigemori, Hirosaki
Hirosaki, Aomori-ken  036-8273, Japan


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: ¥300, Closed Dec.–Mar.

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