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San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church

640 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3234
+1 408-293-9292
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Celebrate the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

This Buddhist Church is a hub of activity for our whole community. You do not have to be Japanese... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
MsMouseCalifornia
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California
Great church, and Judo Dojo

A very popular location with the locals in the heart of San Jose's historic Japantown, this is also... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Wynn R
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Gilroy, California
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Founded in 1902, San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin (SJBCB) is a Temple of the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji tradition of Buddhism. We are located in the Japantown area of downtown San Jose.
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6 Feb 2018
“Celebrate the Annual Cherry Blossom Festival”
28 Sep 2016
“Great church, and Judo Dojo”
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640 N 5th St, San Jose, CA 95112-3234
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This Buddhist Church is a hub of activity for our whole community. You do not have to be Japanese or Buddhist to enjoy the serene grounds or to take part in exciting festivals. Special festivals feature delicious food and cooking demonstrations; also classes in flower...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

A very popular location with the locals in the heart of San Jose's historic Japantown, this is also a community center offering martial arts and cultural classes

Thank Wynn R
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Reviewed 25 May 2015

Popped in for a service this morning. Really enjoyed it. It combines traditional buddhist service with hymn-singing in Japanese...! It was charmingly anachronistic, and I connected to the entire service through the english subtitles in the hymn books. Great for the person who enjoys learning...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a wonderful church with gilded carvings, and Asian statues. If you call ahead a docent will give you a tour and history of this lovely building. It is the anchor of Japan town in San Jose which in itself is another wonderful walking...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2015

We had never seen a Buddhist church before and simply walked along the street outside the church just to have a look and take a couple of photos. It was a very nice piece of architecture and we are glad we stopped by for a...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We enjoy going to the Obon Festival at the San Jose Japantown Buddhist Church. It is a festival held in July each year. There is a lot of food, fun things to do, and other events. The entire community celebrates as part of the annual...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2012

One of the largest Judo Shin Buddhist churches on the west coast. Lovely Hondo with rock garden outside. Visit during the first two weeks of July when they host a fabulous Obon Festival with dancing and traditional Japanese food. I also like to go to...More

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