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Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)

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Address: 1157 Daiyucho, Minamiashigara 250-0127, Kanagawa Prefecture
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Holistic place

This was my second visit here. Last visit was for see beautiful autumn leaves which was of course so good. Highlight on this visit was steps to the top, feel like stepping up to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Phuket, Thailand
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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit here. Last visit was for see beautiful autumn leaves which was of course so good. Highlight on this visit was steps to the top, feel like stepping up to sky... Very fresh air in holistic ambiance! Nothing to say. 今回は2回目の訪問です。前回は紅葉の時期に来て、それはとても綺麗でしたが、今回は、奥にある階段、まるで空に向かって登っていく感じ。厳かな雰囲気で、新鮮な空気。最高です。

Thank Aitoh
Hyderabad, India
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152 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you don't have a car there's lots of climbing to be done to get to this temple. The first bus from daiyuzan is at 7:45 or so. We reached there at 6:30 and decided to walk up. Its quite a walk and all uphill. Even from the bus stop it's quite a while up. Car I the best way... More 

Thank Pulkita P
Hawkinsville, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Visited this spring on a rainy, misty day, with a very special friend. It was very peaceful and quiet, loved it.

Thank kentwhite99
Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Daiyuzan Saijo-ji is a breathtaking Buddhist temple that was built more than 615 years ago. Although it is still frequented by devout worshipers from all across Japan, it remains one of the less talked about magnificent places in Kanagawa Prefecture. This is probably due to the fact that Daiyuzan Saijo-ji is obscurely located in the mountain forests of Odawara's Hakone... More 

Thank LeeReeve
Hadano, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

I recently visited Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple with my wife on a day where our children were with their grandparents, and both my wife Yuko and I immediately felt a peacefulness well over us unlike anything we have felt in the years we have been here. The landscape of the buildings and the stone walkways and stairs blended in with the... More 

Thank Shane Y
Machida, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

Very historic place and not many people know about this temple which is in kanagawa. I was introduced to this place by friend during autumn and simply amazed at the sights.

Thank Venkata Ramana ... S
Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I went there today and plan to go again and again . Less people but full with forest among the walk from Daiyuuzan station . Take about 40 mins by foot to the gate of daiyuuzan temple 最乘寺. I no recommend to take bus if u like to walk under the forest unless raining days or hot and humidity weather... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014

This old temple is located in the middle of a mountain, but you can take a bus from Daiyuzan station. You have to climb stairs up to the gate and you'll see there are another stairs up.The atomospher of the mountain is quite spiritual. The old tale says " Tengu" used to live there. You can find the biggest "... More 

Thank kyokolinda
Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2013

In the Odawara area, there are many historic temples and shrines — unfortunately, modern, ill-designed concrete buildings now surround many of these traditional structures. Nearby, by contrast, the large hillside temple complex of Daiyūzan Saijōji (大雄山最乗寺) lies in harmony with nature within a forest of towering Japanese cedar trees. From the Odawara Railway Station, a 10 km ride on the... More 


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