Soko-ji Temple

Soko-ji Temple そうこうじ
Mushroom-shaped Cedar of approach to a shrine and beautiful temple belonging to the Zen sect of garden of Kobori Enshu school of flower arrangement style
We are met in the magnificent main gate of a Buddhist temple when we climb approach to a shrine lined with Mushroom-shaped Cedar beautifully.
Soko-ji Temple was opened up in (1384) in 1384 of north and south morning service charges, and the main gate of a Buddhist temple was completed in (1811) in 1811.

Garden called "Horai garden" behind the main hall of a Buddhist temple is appointed in natural beauty spot of country. We arrange pond, spring, Tsukiyama and expect Yakushi of peak distantly and are garden which drops waterfall, and had the beauty of quietness appropriate for temple of Zen Buddhism.

In addition, approximately 120 Mushroom-shaped Cedar which approach to a shrine was lined with was appointed to natural monument of prefecture in (1956) in 1956. We were told that it was planted a tree in the Genna year (1615-1623) at the beginning of the Edo era and created beautiful mushroom-shaped sceneries by hand of the successive chief priests.
  • Name Soko-ji Temple
  • Location 8, Sokoujisawa, Sakata-shi
  • Phone number 0234-62-2170
  • Business Hours From 9:00 to 16:00
    (refer for the pivot for from December to March)
  • Closed From December to the middle of March
  • Admission Garden admission fee 300 yen (270 yen)
    ※() is applied for a group of 20 or more people
  • Access From JR Sakata Station: about 30 min by car
    From JR Amarume Station: about 10 min by car
    It is approximately 30 minutes by car from Nihon-kai Tohoku Expressway Sakata IC
  • Parking lot Five
    50 sand hill Park, large size are possible
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[Last updated] November 09, 2016
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