Gyokusenji

sights / Religious

Gyokusenji information

Location
Shimoda , Japan
Address
31-6 Kakizaki
Prices
museum adult/child ¥400/200
Opening hours
8am-5pm
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Founded in 1590, this Zen temple is most famous as the first Western consulate in Japan, established in 1856. A small museum has artefacts of the life of Townsend Harris, the first consul general. It's a 25-minute walk from Shimoda Station, or take bus 9 to Kakizaki-jinja-mae (¥160, five minutes).