Hida Kokubun-ji Temple
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tomizuta1953
Funabashi, Japan1,342 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
In 741, Emperor Shomu issued a decree that a temple should be established in each of the more than 60 regions throughout Japan to pray for peace in the country through Buddhism. The Buddhist temples were called Kokubunji. Most of the Kokubunji temples have been lost or succeeded by other temples. Hida Kokubunji is one of the rare cases where the Kokubunji still exists in its original location. The original buildings have all been lost, but the current main temple building (hondo) which according to the temple’s website was built in the 15th century by the latest, remains to this day, and has been designated as an important national cultural property. Beside the hondo is a magnificent ginko tree estimated to be at least 1250 years old, meaning it must have been here from when the original Kokubunji was built. Originally, seven-story pagodas were built at all Kokubunji temples, which have all been lost. Hida Kokubunji has a 22 meters high three-story pagoda built in 1821, the tallest in the Hida region.
The temple is located halfway from the JR Station to the popular merchant district and you may not notice it unless you look for it. In our case, this was the first place the local guide took us to. It was certainly well worth the visit.
Written 14 November 2023
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Crofton M
Airlie Beach, Australia2,015 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This temple has a small pagoda with associated bell house and gate structures, quietly hidden in the town
Written 23 March 2023
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,946 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Hida Kokubun Ji is worth a visit. I state in my blog, come for the temple but stay for the Gingko Tree. The tree here is truly amazing. It's huge and beautiful. The whole temple complex is nice, there is a temple, pagoda, and the Gingko Tree. It's not a far walk from either the train station or down town area.
Written 20 July 2022
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Lexi
Issaquah, WA11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
You will find this deserted pagoda in Kokubunji in Takayama city, .right in front of station. There is a plenty of sign of neglect around and in ginkgo tree.
Written 11 February 2021
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GAN L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia10,670 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
A Buddhist temple. Gorgeous, impressive 3 storey pagoda. There are many stone statues and monuments. Further behind, there is a grave site. Beautiful trees and plants, and can be seen that they are well maintained. Excellent toilet facilities. Do look out for the 1,200 years old ginkgo tree.
Written 2 November 2019
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Peter V
Moruya, Australia493 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
A very quiet place to walk around and enjoy the beautiful temple and surrounds. Very few tourists apart from us and great photo opportunities.
Written 4 September 2019
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tlarraya
Community of Madrid, Spain246 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The temple and tree area not that impressive but there are almost no tourists and you can see Japanese people pray so it feels very spiritual. There is also an old monk writing the goshuin who looks picture perfect.
Written 22 August 2019
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AmyW
Hook, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We visited in the evening and it was lovely to see the pagoda without the crowds. The Ginkgo tree is not to be missed, really impressive and not something you see everyday!
Written 31 May 2019
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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The original buildings of Takayama's oldest temple were constructed in the 8th century, but were destroyed. The buildings from now dates from the 16th century. A beautiful pagoda and an impressive ginkgo tree are not to be missed.
Written 7 May 2019
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BattyBebington
Wirral, UK128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
The temple is good but I loved this place mainly for its huge and wonderful 1200 year old Ginkgo tree. Such character
Written 18 April 2019
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