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Zuiryuji Temple

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Address: 35 Sekihonmachi, Takaoka 933-0863 , Toyama Prefecture
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Beautiful piece of Japanese history

There is so much detail and history to see. The story behind it is lovely and the artifacts are fantastic!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jaimee B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much detail and history to see. The story behind it is lovely and the artifacts are fantastic!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It will be faster to walk from the shin-Takoaka station to this temple as the local train do not seem to be so frequent (I think it about one very 45 minutes) there are some sign which traveller can follow if you choose to walk (it take about 20 minutes) the recommend thing to do is to have a cup... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Zuiryu-ji is located near Takaoka station,about 12 min. by walk.Very quiet and holly place made me feel released.Especially,my favorite place is Zazen space,where smelt cider wood,appriate for concentrating mindfullness. 瑞龍寺は高岡駅から歩いて12,13分ほどのところにあります。鎌倉時代のお寺で大変質素でありながら、静かで心休まる空間です。坐禅の部屋はヒノキの香りが漂っていて、とても集中できそうです。

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Toutist information signs are posted along the way and finally you’ll come to a tourist information sign which points left for the Tomb of Toshinaga Maeda and right for the Zuiryuji Temple. They have a nice walkway with nicely trimmed pine trees, statues, benches for relaxing, etc. This temple is a designated national treasure, the only national treasure in Toyama... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Commissioned by Maeda Toshitsune, 3rd Lord of Kaga-han, in honour of his brother, Maeda Toshinaga, the 2nd Lord (the founding lord was Maeda Toshiie), and built in the 1650s, Zuiryūji Temple was designed by architect Yamagami Zenemon Yoshihiro.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

At first, I didn't expect too much. I went to Zuiryuji due to This temple is on the walk way from Takaoka to Shin-Takaoka station to take a Shinkansen to Kanazawa but when I step into the temple, I feel calm amazingly. The temple is large, old and look historical. I recommend to stop by this temple if you have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

A nice Buddhist temple which used to be the place of monks' meditation. Huge and well-maintained structures plus spacious area. Not very much to see but you can feel the peaceful and quiet environment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Takaoka is so easy to drive passed but doing so you miss a gem of a Zen temple. In exceptionally good condition and with a first for me in a Japanese temple , a lawn. Cloistered all around with the central building designated a national treasure it is well worth stopping for.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Designated as a National Treasure. The path there serves as a sort of introduction and preparation to your visit. I was impressed by the raked gravel and off course the design and construction of the buildings. The tempel surroundings and garden seem to be an integral part of the tempel. The friendlyness and courtesy of the ticket sales lady as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013

If you ever have a chance to explore this part of Japan, this Zen temple is a must see! Just remember not to take pictures while inside the temple and stay off the manicured lawns and sand gardens. Although it is a popular tourist stop, it is still a place of quiet meditation to be respected. Completed in 1663, the... More 

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