We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 82 Sengokuhara, Ashigarashimo-gun, Hakone-machi 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 460-84-8187
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 43 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 2
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Stairway to heaven

This is a very nice and calm place in the forest, just a short walk from the nearest bus stop. Actually we came to see all those little statues. We liked it very much. But the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Tschimm S
via mobile

Similar Things to Do in Hakone-machi

Add Photo Write a Review

43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 7: English reviews
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and calm place in the forest, just a short walk from the nearest bus stop. Actually we came to see all those little statues. We liked it very much. But the most beautiful thing is the stairway ! From certain perspectives it's floating and looks very surreal. The kids also liked the koi pond at... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tschimm S
Level Contributor
64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Do no waste your time and money in museums in Hakone, instead go to this magnificient budhist temple. Surrounded by small statues, the charm of this temple is magic and mysterious.

Helpful?
Thank Pascal T
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

We stopped at this temple just before a sunset on a cloudy day so it was pretty dark but still very spookily charming seeing all the statues on a wooded slope above the temple.

Helpful?
1 Thank tondastours
Navi Mumbai, India
Level Contributor
121 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is one of the unique place in japan to visit. Here you can feel the cold windy weather. Travellers are requested to carry own dresses to avoid cold wind. As you walk you experience the pungent smokey weather which can be intolerable. This is must visit place as you can se live volcano. in the live hot water spring... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Sanjay D
China
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

我預定的旅館在仙石原,在查看地圖的時候發現了這座有一個中式的名字——“長安”佛教寺院。因為我對中日兩國之間的歷史和文化非常感興趣,就將這座古寺納入旅程。 儘管日本的佛教是從唐朝時期的中國傳入的(根據我們的課本),但這座佛教寺院並沒有完全照搬中國的,而是在部份程度上日本化了。 -中國:寺院入口處不用洗手;長安寺:像進神社之前,需要先洗手。 -中國:在中國的寺廟裡似乎沒有普通民眾的墓(我個人從未見過,如有異議,歡迎提出);長安寺:寺廟的後山上有許許多多墓碑(因為去的時候天色已晚,我獨自一人不敢靠近墓地)。 -中國:參拜時不用搖鈴;長安寺:有搖鈴的設施。 看到18羅漢,作為一個中國人,還是感到很親切的。 這裡的亭台樓閣建築佈局有點像蘇州園林,林間小徑讓我想到了杭州的靈隱寺,真是一種很微妙的感覺呢。 I found the Buddhism temple in Google Map near my hotel in Sengokuhara because it had a traditional Chinese name Chang'an (it's read as Choanji in Japanese but written as same kanji/character in both Chinese and Japanese). I'm very interested in the culture and history between China and Japan, so I made my... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Y_Gai
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is unique in that there are over 500 monk statues on site. However, I would not go out of my way to see it again. Pleasant enough but not essential in your visit to Hakone.

Helpful?
1 Thank MOHSMD
Leonding, Austria
Level Contributor
385 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

this was the tip of our cab driver and it was a wonderful surprise : more than 500 buddhas in a forest - each figure presents a monk who has learned and been living at this temple - mystic atmosphere...we were the only ones there, not well known. (about half way up the paved way which ends in a cemetery... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank barbaraebner

Travellers who viewed Choanji Temple also viewed

Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun
Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun
 
Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun
Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun
 

Been to Choanji Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Choanji Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?