Tourist information about Minami-ashigara City Kanagawa Japan

Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple3.0

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The Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple, also called Doryoson, in Minamiashigara is a prestigious temple of the Soto Zen Buddhism. It has over 3000 brach temples.
One of the most famous statues of the Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple is the Tengu. Tengu is humanoid creatures with wings and a long nose wearing Japanese Geta sandals. the former monk Doryo. It is said that Doryo turned into a Tengu after death and went to Daiyuzan mountain into hiding himself.
A lot of metal Geta sandals are donated in honor of Doryo and Tengu in the temple. Also, 500-year-old cedar trees are planted along the 3km path leading to the Nio-gate.
In addition, the couple who wants to hold their wedding ceremony at Saijoji Temple is welcomed.
Tel: 0465-74-3121


Nearest Airport/StationYaga St. (about 7.9km) Google Transit


5.02 months ago

. Spiritually up lifting location

5.0in the last week

Good spot to feel Japan

5.0a year ago

Literally one of my favourite places in the world. Temples scattered on the hillside among soaring cedar trees and an assortment of streams and water features. Beautiful in any season, but especially autumn for the colourful leaves. Similarly stunning in heavy rain and when covered in snow

5.0a year ago

Stunningly beautiful in autumn with maple trees all around! The best temple I have ever visited in Japan, next to Kyoto. This temple has it all. Lots of steps and climbing. It is good to do a little research before coming here because there is so much here.

5.0a year ago

Stunning Temple and surrounding area. You can walk from the bottom of the hill, it’s a trek but it’s beautiful to wander through the trees.