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Mt. Minobu Kuonji Temple

3567 Minobu, Minobu-cho, Minamikoma-gun 409-2593, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 556-62-1011
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Tranquillity and inner peace

Read the reviews before visiting as it's a good hour plus away from are hotel the journey takes... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Sandy B
via mobile
Definitely Worth Climbing Those Steps

287 Steps at 5am doesn't sound like a great prospect but it all adds to the sensation you get at... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
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3567 Minobu, Minobu-cho, Minamikoma-gun 409-2593, Yamanashi Prefecture
+81 556-62-1011
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Read the reviews before visiting as it's a good hour plus away from are hotel the journey takes you though some scary hair pin bends but was worth every mile. On approaching the Temple gate to the right we followed the road and parked in...More

Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 10 October 2017

287 Steps at 5am doesn't sound like a great prospect but it all adds to the sensation you get at the top when the drum is beating and the monks start chanting. The temple complex is very beautiful but if you want the full effect...More

Thank TheEggKing
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We could not have imagined that this temple in the mountains will surpass all of our expectations and the sight will be more spectacular than any of the temples in Kyoto. It is a must,especially in the early morning (prayer at 5:30 am) or late...More

Thank Inta L
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing. Gorgeous. Inspiring. Off the beaten path and worth every second. We spent 2 days here and were blown away. The views of Mt. Fuji just added to the experience.

1  Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

286 stepps is not easy for babies or old ppl. But the place is awesome. Car Parking is 2km away from the temple during the cherry-blossom season. You can take bus from park lot.

Thank zhouw607
Reviewed 28 March 2016

My friend and I visited there in Apr last year, that's the cherry blossom season. It attracted quite many tourists, but we didn't find that too crowded. There were a number of large cherry blossom trees just nearby the magnificent temples. That gave me a...More

2  Thank edmundduck
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Whether you belong to the Nichiren sect or not, this temple is a spectacular series of buildings that serve as the heart of Nichiren Shonin's particular sect of Buddhism. It is an active temple, with daily services. We had the wonderful opportunity to participate in...More

2  Thank Parabola
Reviewed 25 December 2015

I loved this place, warning for visitors though not much English is spoken and only basic brochures so the detail is lost unless you are lucky enough like I was to make friends with a local while hiking to the top of Mt Minobu. The...More

3  Thank dtswk
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Kuonji has not only long history and huge area, but also still attracted faith now in this 21st century. The temple area is cared .thoughtfully, calm and clean. It is very different from the temples in the urban district. There is a rope way to...More

1  Thank kuroneko2015
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Even with heavy rain, the visit to Kuonji was absolutely worth it. Going up 287 stone steps and reaching the top to see the pagoda and main hall of temple (which is totally free by the way) is something that has to be seen to...More

3  Thank Francisco B
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