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Zenpo-ji Temple

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Zenpo-ji Temple with its five-story pagoda and large gateway was originally established in 951 to dedicate to the Dragon King, guardian of the seas. Most of the buildings now standing were built in the 19th century, and make for interesting and relaxing viewing. Take a minute to check out the imposing wooden fish hanging from the ceilings and paintings depicting fishing scenes, the latter donations from local fishing companies hoping to gain favor from the gods of the seas.
Kaibami-no-ike Pond behind the temple has a more contemporary attraction, the somewhat famous Jinmen-gyo (human-faced fish). The fish, when viewed from above actually look like to have a human face, became a huge boom in Japan around 1990. Originally only one in number, the sole progenitor has given birth to similarly visaged offspring. However, picking them out from the dozens of ordinary carp sharing the pond can be tricky.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Shop: 8:00 - 16:30

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes from JR Tsuruoka Station by the bus bound for Yunohama Onsen via Tenpo-ji. Get off at Zenpo-ji Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 100, Shimogawa Sekine, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata, 997-1117

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