1. Chokokuji Temple
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Chokokuji Temple

A famous temple founded by Kukai (a Japanese Buddhist saint), located in Hase, resembling one in Yamato

Founded by Kobo Daishi (Kukai) in 807, Chokokuji Temple is an ancient temple which imitates Hasedera Temple in Yamato (present-day Nara Prefecture). The temple is where Zeami paid a visit after landing on Sado Island, and he mentioned the temple in his book Kintosho (Writings of the Golden Isle). The temple is also known as a temple of flowers, including peony. Chokokuji Temple owns a large number of cultural assets which shadow living history, varying from three Eleven-Headed Kannon Statues (National Important Cultural Properties), to statues of Kongo Rikishi (two wrath-filled guardians of the Buddha) made in the Heian Period (10th-12th centuries), as well as Gochido Hall. Within the grounds, there are also three cedar trees and Japanese Umbrella-pine trees, both of which belong to Niigata Prefecture's Natural Monuments.

Facility Basic Information

13 Hase, Sado, Niigata 952-0204
For inquiries
Official site
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 minutes by car
Nearest bus stop
Hase (Matsugasaki Line) Approx. 1 minute on foot from bus stop

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