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 Hours

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


  • No closing days

Access / 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 / Location

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