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Buddhist Temple in Shuzen-ji Onsen


In the middle of the village is its namesake temple, said to have been founded over 1200 years ago by Kōbō Daishi, the priest credited with spreading Buddhism throughout much of Japan. You can wander the pleasant te…
Noodles in Shuzen-ji Onsen

Zenfutei Nana ban

This institution serves the local speciality: zendera soba (¥1260), with a stalk of fresh wasabi root to grate yourself – they even give you a plastic bag in which to take home the precious leftover wasabi root. Loo…
Buddhist Temple in Shuzen-ji Onsen

Shuzen-ji Treasure Museum

You can wander the pleasant temple grounds for free but there's a fee if you wish to see inside its small treasure museum, which contains ancient carved buddhas, other religious works of art and documentation of res…
Museum in Shuzen-ji Onsen

Shoko Kanazawa Museum

Kanazawa Shoko (, who has Down's syndrome, has been doing calligraphy since she was five years old. Her vividly expressive pieces, as well as a video of her creating calligraphic work, are displayed …
Beer Garden in Shuzen-ji Onsen

Baird Brewery Beer Garden

Sample some lovely craft beers in a peaceful setting, or take a brewery tour (check their website for tour times). From Shuzenji Station, take a Laforet Shuzenji Iriguchi-bound bus from lane 3 or 4.