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Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple (Doryoson)

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Impressive and very serene

The temple complex was one of the most impressive we’ve seen in Japan. It’s situated in nature so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Charlene S
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Tel Aviv
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Gorgeous nature and structure

Visited by my car. The approach is already impressive as the thick forest is there. It looks... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
W7927SH_
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2 weeks ago
“Impressive and very serene”
25 Dec 2017
“Gorgeous nature and structure ”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The temple complex was one of the most impressive we’ve seen in Japan. It’s situated in nature so it’s a really amazing peaceful place to spend the afternoon. We hiked to the temple from Daiyuzan town and it is a bit of climb but we...More

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Visited by my car. The approach is already impressive as the thick forest is there. It looks peaceful and good for your body. The temple looks good featuring Tengu, long-nosed red goblin. Walked to the top of the temple taking hundreds of stairs, tiring... 😅...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was my second visit here. Last visit was for see beautiful autumn leaves which was of course so good. Highlight on this visit was steps to the top, feel like stepping up to sky... Very fresh air in holistic ambiance! Nothing to say. 今回は2回目の訪問です。前回は紅葉の時期に来て、それはとても綺麗でしたが、今回は、奥にある階段、まるで空に向かって登っていく感じ。厳かな雰囲気で、新鮮な空気。最高です。

1  Thank Aitoh
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

If you don't have a car there's lots of climbing to be done to get to this temple. The first bus from daiyuzan is at 7:45 or so. We reached there at 6:30 and decided to walk up. Its quite a walk and all uphill....More

1  Thank Pulkita P
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Visited this spring on a rainy, misty day, with a very special friend. It was very peaceful and quiet, loved it.

2  Thank kentwhite99
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Daiyuzan Saijo-ji is a breathtaking Buddhist temple that was built more than 615 years ago. Although it is still frequented by devout worshipers from all across Japan, it remains one of the less talked about magnificent places in Kanagawa Prefecture. This is probably due to...More

2  Thank LeeReeve
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I recently visited Daiyuzan Saijoji Temple with my wife on a day where our children were with their grandparents, and both my wife Yuko and I immediately felt a peacefulness well over us unlike anything we have felt in the years we have been here....More

1  Thank Shane Y
Reviewed 10 September 2014 via mobile

Very historic place and not many people know about this temple which is in kanagawa. I was introduced to this place by friend during autumn and simply amazed at the sights.

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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

I went there today and plan to go again and again . Less people but full with forest among the walk from Daiyuuzan station . Take about 40 mins by foot to the gate of daiyuuzan temple 最乘寺. I no recommend to take bus if...More

3  Thank chew17
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This old temple is located in the middle of a mountain, but you can take a bus from Daiyuzan station. You have to climb stairs up to the gate and you'll see there are another stairs up.The atomospher of the mountain is quite spiritual. The...More

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