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Guidance to a Shuzenji Spa

Shuzenji

Ancient Buddist temple said to have been founded by Kobo Daishi(a great teacher of Buddhism)in the early Heian Era.The statue of Dainichi Nyorai to which this temple is dedicated is an important cultural property of Japan. Shuzenji is also known as the temple where Minamoto-no Yoriie, the second shogun of the Kamakura Era, was imprisoned.

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Introduction of tourist facilities

Shigetsuden

A library of Buddist sutras that was established by Hojo Masako, the mother of Minamoto-no Yoriie who was assassinated. She built it praying for the repose of the soul of her son. A statue of Jyoroku Shakamuni that is enshrined here has a very rare shape, called the Zen sect type. This is the oldest wooden building in the Izu area.

Grave of Minamoto-no Yoriie

Grave of Minamoto-no Yoriie in the compound of Shigetsuden. Minamoto-no Yoriie, the second shogun of the Kamakura Era, was brilliant from his infancy, but such brightness invited discord with the Hojo family. He was executed at the premature age of twenty-three after being imprisoned in Shuzenji.

Mt.Fuji

From the top of Mt. Daruma in Shuzenji, you can admire the imposing figure of Mt. Fuji flanked by the Minami Alps on the left and the Hakone Mountains on the right, with Suruga Bay in the foreground. The changing changing aspect of Mt. Fuji from season to season is one of the delights of Izu

Tokko no yu

Tokko (iron club) no Yu, beside the Katsura Riber, is the oldest hot spring in Izu and a symbol of Shuzenji. The name derives from the tradition that the waters sprang from a rock that the Buddhist priest Kobo Daishi struck with an iron club.

Grave of Minamoto-no Noriyori

Minamoto-no Noriyori was a son of Minamoto-no Yoshitomo, whose other son was Yoriie. He was a military commander in the early Kamakura Era.Although he made every effort for the subjugation of Kiso Yoshinaka and the overthrow of the Heike (Taira) family, eventually he was commanded to kill himself in Shinkoin located below Kusara Jinja (shrine) under suspicion of usurpation of usurpation of the shogunal property. His grave is on the hillside northwset

Hakoyu

This hot spring with an eye-catching 12m high belvedere was established in 2000 as a facility for day trips. Relax and enjoy Shuzenji's waters in a tub made of fragrant cypress.
※Admission : \350

Chikurin no Komichi(Bamboo Forest Pass)

This path meanders along Katura River for 400 meters from the Katsura Bridge past the Kaede Bridge to the Takishita Bridge. The contrast between the bamboo groves stretching to the blue sky and the red bridges evokes the beautiful Japanese scenery like that of Kyoto.

Niji no Sato

This spacious park that includes an English village, Canadian village and Japanese gardens features a British-built 15-gauge steam loco-motive, also a nature park with rhododen-drons, irises, roses and other flowers blooming from season to season.
※Admission :Adults \1,200 Children \600
Advance tickets available at Shuzenji Onsen Ryokan

Cycle Sports Center

A world of bicycles where you can enjoy a variety of cycling attractions spread across a 1,680,000㎡ site. Also features a hot spring, pool, putt-putt golf, rose garden and more.
※Admission : Adults \800 Children \600

The souvenir of Shuzenji

Hakoyu

Shuzenji is blessed with the bounty of Izu's mountains and sea, abd offers an abundance of souvenirs includingdelicious foods.

Besides delicacies like natural wasabi, black rice and shiitake mushrooms,traditional Shuzenji bamboo craftworks and house wares can be the perfect memento of your trip.

The access of Shuzenji

■From New Tokyo International Airport(Narita,Chiba Pref.);
  • 1.To Tokyo Station by Narita Express Train,
  • 2.From Tokyo Station to Mishima Station by super express train, Shinkansen,
  • 3.From Mishima Station, by Izu-Hakone Railway, to Shuzenji Station, where you get off.
■From Nagoya International Airport;
  • 1.To Nagoya Station by limousine bus,
  • 2.From Nagoya Station to Mishima Station by super express train, Shinkansen,
  • 3.From Mishima Station, by Izu-Hakone Railway, to Shuzenji Station, where you get off.
■From Kansai International Airport;
  • 1.To Shin-Osaka Station JR line,
  • 2.From Shin-Osaka Station to Mishima Station by super express train, Shinkansen,
  • 3.From Mishima Station, by Izu-Hakone Railway, to Shuzenji Station, where you get off.

Shuzenji Information

■Shuzenji Tourist Association

Phone.81-558-72-2501(Japanese only)
Domestic Phone.0558-72-2501(Japanese only)

■Shuzenji Onsen Ryokan Cooperative Society

Phone.81-558-72-0271(Japanese only)
Domestic Phone.0558-72-0271(Japanese only)

《English inquire》E-mail : syuzenji@axel.ocn.ne.jp

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