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Shuzen-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Shuzen-ji Temple


Shuzen-ji Temple is an ancient Buddhist temple said to have been founded by Kukai (Kobo-Daishi) in 807. The temple is located at the heart of Shuzen-ji Onsen Hot Spring. Its principal statue of Dainichi Nyorai seated Buddha is designated as an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government. The temple is also known as the setting for the tragic imprisonment and assassination of Minamoto-no-Yoriie, the second shogun of the Kamakura Shogunate.
Shuzen-ji Temple holds public Zazen sessions from 9:30am every Tuesday. These hour-long session are free and no reservation is required. You should arrive at the temple office 15 - 30 minutes prior to the session (the capacity is limited).
"Kobo-Ichi", or morning street market, is held on the temple grounds on the 21st of every month except April and August.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 – 16:30 (April - September)
  • 8:30 – 16:00 (October - March)
  • Zazen session: 9:30 (Tuesdays)


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes from Shuzenji Station on the Izuhakone Railway Sunzu Line by the bus bound for Shuzenji Onsen. Get off at Shuzenji Onsen Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 964, Shuzenji, Izu-shi, Shizuoka, 410-2416


Art Today @ArtToday7 - 2020-07-01
Izu Province: The Hot Springs of the Shuzen Temple, Hiroshige, 1853, [1045 x 1520] #artist #painting https://t.co/qYIoBaZggp
Masterpiece of Japan @JapanTraCul - 2020-03-11
Izu (The Hot Springs of the Shuzen Temple), from 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces', by Utagawa Hiros… https://t.co/whSGUFsrl2
Soji Zen Center @SojiZen - 2020-02-11
Meditation# Zen Retreat# Buddhist Temple# Shuzen Roshi# @sojizen# https://t.co/RU9B73rTi2
Soji Zen Center @SojiZen - 2019-12-03
Buddha's Awakening# Meditation# Buddhist Temple# @sojizen# Shuzen Sensei# Dharma Talk# https://t.co/fLOreR5iAx
Chaz Wright @GuzenMediaJapan - 2017-02-03
My Photo 'Shuzen Ji' https://t.co/yc2eL31XuR #japan #japanese #asia #shizuoka #shuzenji #temple #a6000 #sonyalpha #cooljapan
trip out @tripoutjapan - 2016-10-28
Discover Your Favorite Hot Springs inn in Shuzen-ji
#travel #izu #japan #temple #history #culture #wasabi #nature
JapanTravel:Shizuoka @JapanTravelShiz - 2016-07-23
Shuzen-ji is lovely in summer!


#Japan #Shizuoka #Izu #Shuzenji #summer #temple #onsen
SakuraHotel Jimbocho @jimbocho_hotel - 2016-07-11
Shuzen temple hot springs area is mai's favorite spot to visit! So calm and beautiful! https://t.co/JUXRjOujkm https://t.co/go7Lwjw9HJ
SakuraHotel Jimbocho @jimbocho_hotel - 2016-07-09
【Staff 4PM blog up!!!】Shuzen Temple hot spring is must visit place for summer! https://t.co/BduJIqF61o https://t.co/mH9mO2pxK9
A short one-day trip before the financial year comes to an end
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Hiromi @Eigoyotsuko - 2016-01-09
@KiyomiKOAKUMA do you know Izu city? This is at Shuzen temple in Izu city.
TOKYO + α @japan_photonavi - 2015-12-17
[Autumn leaves] Shuzen-ji Temple (https://t.co/1Lrtu9PCTN) #AutumnLeaves #Japan #AutumnColors https://t.co/wyxurcgVus
TOKYO + α @japan_photonavi - 2015-11-04
Shuzen-ji Temple, In front of the main hall of a Buddhist temple, there were a big 'lotus… https://t.co/DgK7yhpkRu https://t.co/eXlJHoUQKF


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