Jyoshozenji Temple

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Jyoshozenji Temple (定勝禅寺) is Zen Temple located in Okuwa, Nagano Prefecture. Sanmon Gate, Kuri and the main Hall are registered as the national important caltural assets. Unlike other temple in Nagano, Jyoshozenji takes the Kyoto Temple style. It was established in late 14th century. It is one of the 3 major temples in Kiso. It has also beautiful Japanese garden in this temple.

Visitor's Info.
There is parking and restroom.
Admission:300 yen for adult, 150 yen for kids.
Time: 8:30 to 17:00 ( 8:00 to 16:00 in winter).

0. at Kisofukushima Station.
1. use JR Chuo line to Suhara Station.
2. walk south.

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Jyoshozenji Temple

Joshoji is Rinzai Buddhism Temple located in Okuwa, Nagano Prefecture. It is the oldest temple of three major temples in Kiso. It was establieshed in the late 14th century by priest Suoku.

Sanmon Gate, Kuri and the main Hall are constructed late 16th century and registered as the important caltural assets. The study has transom windows with delicte openwork; especially the crosspieces between vertical frames and the diamond-shaped latticework are simple yet beautiful. The wall painting of one thousand cranes is quite old, and it has a deep religious meaning.

The scroll was painted during the Yuan Dyasty in China, and is the only one remaining in Japan.

It is also enshrines Hotei of Kiso 7 lucky gods.