Witness old-style Zen Buddhism architecture at Zuiryuji Temple, a 17th-century structure from the early Edo Period. The complex features seven symmetrical halls, a main gate, and a hall for daily services. The main hall and the main gate are both considered Japanese national treasures. With our international travel planner, Takaoka attractions like Zuiryuji Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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I had a most remarkable visit to this temple. The heritage masterpiece of Takaoka. The temple was constructed by the third head of the Kaga Domain, as the family temple of founder of Takaoka Maeda... more »
Zuiryuji Temple is designated National Treasures. This temple is the typical example of the Edo period construction like wooden structures, elevated slightly off the ground with tiled roofs and... more »
Zuiryuji is an impressive complex that can be visited regardless of the weather. You can experience the temple while walking down its long halls or outside and get good results either way. It is calming in a very Soto Zen way and I found myself quite content even though rain usually takes me right out of the temple hopping mood. Also it was built by Maeda Toshitsune which is cool by itself. This temple would not look out of place in Nara or Kamakura. Great Zen Temple overall.
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