Fodor's Expert Review Chuzenji Temple

Chuzenji-ko Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A subtemple of Rinno Temple, at Tosho-gu, the principal object of worship here is the Tachi-ki Kannon, a 17-foot-tall standing statue of the Buddhist goddess of mercy, said to have been carved more than 1,000 years ago by the priest Shodo from the living trunk of a single Judas tree. The bus trip from Nikko to the national park area ends at Chuzenji village, which shares its name with the temple established here in 784.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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2578 Chugushi
Nikko, Tochigi-ken  321-1661, Japan

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