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With the main deity being Gautama Buddha, the main temple of Buttsuji Temple is of the Rinzai Sect, with an honorific “san” attached to the name. The temple itself was built by Haruhira Kobayakawa in 1397 to greet Abbot Buttoku Daitsuzen. There were 88 temples in Yamauchi during its peak, with it being the only current Rinzai Sect temple in western Japan with a prestigious Zen Meditation Dojo. Both the temple hall with its image of Kshitigarbha, and the silks from Buttoku Daitsuzen have been designated as important cultural assets of Japan, while the seated wooden Buddha, Buttsuji documents, and the woodblock of Kshitigarbha Buddha have been designated as important intangible cultural assets of the prefecture. A vast number of visitors from companies and schools flock here for the Zen Dojo training hall. The temple buildings are surrounded by old cedar trees, enabling visitors to enjoy the lush greenery in summer, and the autumnal colors during the fall.
22. Motoyama, Takasaka Town, Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture
Special fees apply for the November autumn period
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Approx. 15-minutes from Mihara-Kui Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway
Approx. 30-minutes from JR Hongo Station. Right next to "Buttsuji" bus stop
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