Shuzenji Temple is said to have been established by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in 807. The temple is also famous for being the site where shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo's younger brother Noriyori and Yoritomo's son Yoriie, the second shogun of the Kamakura era, were confined and killed. Shuzen-ji Temple's official name is Fukuchizan Shuzen Bannan Zen-ji Temple. At the time it was built, the surrounding area was known as Keikoku, and so the temple was also once known as Keikokusan-ji Temple. It came to be called Shuzenji Temple during the Kamakura period. The Buddhist sect at Shuzenji Temple was first Shingon, then changed to Rinzai and is now the Soto sect. The main hall we see today was rebuilt in 1883 and was opened in 2007. It has a history of 1,200 years. From mid-November to early-December, the trees in the precincts appear even more beautiful as they take on the colors of autumn foliage.
15 minutes by car from the hotel