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Mt. Minobu Kuonji Temple

3567 Minobu, Minamikoma-gun, Minobu-cho 409-2593, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 556-62-1011
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Best Temple Experience I've Had in Japan

Amazing. Gorgeous. Inspiring. Off the beaten path and worth every second. We spent 2 days here and... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Andrew N
via mobile

286 stepps is not easy for babies or old ppl. But the place is awesome. Car Parking is 2km away... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
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3567 Minobu, Minamikoma-gun, Minobu-cho 409-2593, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 556-62-1011
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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Gorgeous. Inspiring. Off the beaten path and worth every second. We spent 2 days here and were blown away. The views of Mt. Fuji just added to the experience.

1  Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

286 stepps is not easy for babies or old ppl. But the place is awesome. Car Parking is 2km away from the temple during the cherry-blossom season. You can take bus from park lot.

Thank zhouw607
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My friend and I visited there in Apr last year, that's the cherry blossom season. It attracted quite many tourists, but we didn't find that too crowded. There were a number of large cherry blossom trees just nearby the magnificent temples. That gave me a...More

2  Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Whether you belong to the Nichiren sect or not, this temple is a spectacular series of buildings that serve as the heart of Nichiren Shonin's particular sect of Buddhism. It is an active temple, with daily services. We had the wonderful opportunity to participate in...More

2  Thank Parabola
Reviewed 26 December 2015

I loved this place, warning for visitors though not much English is spoken and only basic brochures so the detail is lost unless you are lucky enough like I was to make friends with a local while hiking to the top of Mt Minobu. The...More

3  Thank dtswk
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Kuonji has not only long history and huge area, but also still attracted faith now in this 21st century. The temple area is cared .thoughtfully, calm and clean. It is very different from the temples in the urban district. There is a rope way to...More

1  Thank kuroneko2015
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Even with heavy rain, the visit to Kuonji was absolutely worth it. Going up 287 stone steps and reaching the top to see the pagoda and main hall of temple (which is totally free by the way) is something that has to be seen to...More

3  Thank MajorRed
Reviewed 20 October 2014

Minobusan Kuonji Temple is in Minobu,Yamanashi. There is a 400years old weeping cherry tree. Many buildings arranged in natural surroundings. It is above sea level at 1,153m and there are views across the bay. You can use lift going to the top. Spring cherry blossoms...More

2  Thank 長門
Reviewed 9 October 2014

Kuonji is head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhisim.It was founded in 1281.Kuonji has a five-storied pagoda,main hall,sanmon gate and so on.The stone step called bodaitei between the sanmon gate and the main hall has 287 steps.We cann see several dropping cherry arund Kuonji.Please...More

1  Thank Yuna Y
Reviewed 28 May 2014

its a nice temple,there is a really steep set of stairs to climb up if you're brave enough(or can walk up one of the winding paths to the side),gets the heart going,also a nice trek(or cable car ride) to the top.lots of information in english...More

Thank sam f
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