Daizenji Temple

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Daizenji Temple (大善寺) is one of the oldest temple located in Kosyu Yamanashi Pref. It was established in 718 by Priest Gyoki. So it has over 1300 years of history. The Yakushido Hall is the oldest wooden building that is constructed in 1286 in eastern Japan and registered as the national treasure of Japan. It was highly respected for many worriers and Bushi class. There are Yakushinyorai Statue, Nikko & Gekko Bosatsu and 12 gods of warriors. It is also known as Grape Temple because it has many seasonable flowers.

Visitor's Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Admission: 500 yen for adult, 300 yen for under highschool.
There is a group discount.
Time: 9:00 to 16:00 (15:30 Dec. to Mar.)

0. at Enzan Station.
1. use JR Chuo Line to Katsunumabudogo.
2. walk south
30 min.

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Daizenji Temple is Shingon Buddhism temple located in Kosyu, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was established in 718 by priest Gyoki. In Nara Period, Emperor Shomu granted the name of the temple. Since then, many great worriers such as Taira no Kiyomori, Minamoto no Yoritomo donated the land and building and repairing the buildings.

Yakushi nyorai Statue, the main principal image, was made in Heian period. There are Two Bosatsu statues surrounding Yakushi nyorai on both side are also made in Heian period. 12 worrier gods are made in Kamakura period, and they has very strong images. They are all stored in Yakushido Hall that is the national treasure of Japan.

Yakushido Hall
Constructed in 1286. It is the oldest wooden building in eastern Japan, and registered as the national treasure of Japan. It is 24 square meters with Hinoki Roof Structure that is Kamakura style.

Sanmon Gate
Constructed in 1798.

Kondo Isami, the commander of Shinsengumi settled his headquarter at this temple.

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