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Choshoji Temple

1-23-8 Nishishigemori, Hirosaki 036-8273, Aomori Prefecture
+81 172-32-0813
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One of the oldest existing Zen temple buildings in Japan

Located at the end of a road lined with temples of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism. This was the... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2017
TokyoSean
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Tokyo
The cherry at the end of an interesting street

Choshoji is situated at the end of a street (actually 2) lined with temples. There's a dozen or so... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Heikki S
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Tartu, Tartumaa, Estonia
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14 May 2017
“One of the oldest existing Zen temple buildings in Japan”
6 Jan 2017
“The cherry at the end of an interesting street”
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1-23-8 Nishishigemori, Hirosaki 036-8273, Aomori Prefecture
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+81 172-32-0813

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Located at the end of a road lined with temples of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism. This was the temple of the Tsugaru family which ruled this region of Aomori in the Edo Period. A very fine guided tour is offered in Japanese. Highlights...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Choshoji is situated at the end of a street (actually 2) lined with temples. There's a dozen or so temples in one area. Most of these have little to offer, unless you really like temples, but Choshoji is different. It holds a number of tombs...More

Thank Heikki S
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is at the end of a road lined with temples that we found to be of little interest, especially on a searing hot day. The best was saved for last. Inside the main building are beautiful wood floors, while opposite is a small building...More

Thank IThkg
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This place has the tombs of five generations of lords and there are other artifacts inside one of the houses. I'm not sure it's actually a temple. There's a 300Y admission fee which I was unaware of, so someone may shoo you away but it's...More

Thank tropicalnorth
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

I took a tour of the temple from a cruise ship. You don't need much time to see everything. We had 30 minutes and that was more than enough. There is a fee of ¥300 to go inside one of the buildings. If you have...More

Thank Mrscarfield
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