Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Chubu  /  Hokuriku  /  Toyama Prefecture  /  Takaoka  /  Zuiryuji Temple

Zuiryuji Temple, Takaoka

#1 of 69 in Things to do in Takaoka
Must see · Landmark · Tourist Spot
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.
Create an itinerary including Zuiryuji Temple

Zuiryuji Temple reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
284 reviews
  • 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.
  • Beautiful zen temple

Plan your trip to Takaoka

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.