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Zenkoji Temple

3-36-1 Zenkoji, Kofu 400-0806, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 55-233-7570
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One of the best temple sites Kofu - not what you might expect - take the tour !!

Having seen many temples and shrines in Japan I would rate this as one of the best. The huge... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
Melbourne, Australia
The biggest shrine in the area

Walking towards the shrine from the main road, it's impressive just how large the main building is... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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3-36-1 Zenkoji, Kofu 400-0806, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 55-233-7570
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Having seen many temples and shrines in Japan I would rate this as one of the best. The huge wooden building and surrounding grounds are beautifully maintained and there is a sense of peace and tranquility throughout the site. Some ice cream from the small...More

Thank ndjordan1
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Walking towards the shrine from the main road, it's impressive just how large the main building is. Framed through the gate, it makes for a great photo. Inside, there is a very faded dragon painted on the roof. Supposedly, if you stand in the right...More

Thank Viking_in_Oz
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The temple is said to be the largest wood structure in eastern Japan. Nice koi pond on the property.

Thank c g
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Compared to its more famous counterpart at Nagano, also called Zenkoji, this quiet temple has nothing much to offer visitors who don't understand Japanese. For 500Y, you can enter the inner prayer hall and go on a self-guided tour with a voice recording explaining everything...More

Thank Lotuspocus
Reviewed 21 November 2016

OK Japan is stuffed full of temples and I wouldn't pretend this is the best, however it is worth a trip from town if you fancy a nice hour wind down and relax as you take in the architecture and the lovely surrounding gardens and...More

Thank KMH06
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

A beautifully preserve Buddhist temple dated 1556. There is no fee to view the temple. The grounds are very beautiful with a lovely fish pond. If you stand in the center of the main hall you can clap an here the echo. Look for the...More

Thank Acoaco5
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Lovely temple, with so many interesting features--the "roaring dragon" overhead, the dark passage to the fateful lock, and a feeling of ancientness. Beautiful grounds and many smaller structures, shrines, and monuments well worth wandering through. The friendly folks at the lobby entrance have an English...More

1  Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 27 October 2014

The name of this temple is called "Kaizenkouji". It is a very beautiful place. There is a "Nakiryuu. That this is very strange breaks out. Please actually carry out and strike a hand. You will surely be surprised.

Thank Yamanashiken
Reviewed 12 September 2014

This is a beautiful temple tucked away in a suburban neighbourhood. It has lovely strolling gardens with a carp pond and drooping trees and the interior is very interesting. You can go down a pitch black passage using your hands to find a sacred key...More

Thank Anya D
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