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Choanji Temple

82 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-84-8187
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Beautiful autumn colours 22 November but waning

I learnt about this temple from Japan guide and the many statues of Buddha appealed to me . I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stairway to heaven

This is a very nice and calm place in the forest, just a short walk from the nearest bus stop... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Tschimm S
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“Beautiful autumn colours 22 November but waning”
27 Aug 2016
“Stairway to heaven”
82 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun 250-0631, Kanagawa Prefecture
+81 460-84-8187

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learnt about this temple from Japan guide and the many statues of Buddha appealed to me . I caught the bus to the Sengoku bus stop which is very nearby.Unfortunately there is no English signage.I had a Japanese friend with me. The temple is...More

1  Thank Australiafrancophile
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very nice and calm place in the forest, just a short walk from the nearest bus stop. Actually we came to see all those little statues. We liked it very much. But the most beautiful thing is the stairway ! From certain...More

Thank Tschimm S
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Do no waste your time and money in museums in Hakone, instead go to this magnificient budhist temple. Surrounded by small statues, the charm of this temple is magic and mysterious.

Thank Pascal T
Reviewed 29 November 2015

We stopped at this temple just before a sunset on a cloudy day so it was pretty dark but still very spookily charming seeing all the statues on a wooded slope above the temple.

1  Thank tondastours
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is one of the unique place in japan to visit. Here you can feel the cold windy weather. Travellers are requested to carry own dresses to avoid cold wind. As you walk you experience the pungent smokey weather which can be intolerable. This is...More

2  Thank Sanjay D
Reviewed 26 May 2015

我預定的旅館在仙石原,在查看地圖的時候發現了這座有一個中式的名字——“長安”佛教寺院。因為我對中日兩國之間的歷史和文化非常感興趣,就將這座古寺納入旅程。 儘管日本的佛教是從唐朝時期的中國傳入的(根據我們的課本),但這座佛教寺院並沒有完全照搬中國的,而是在部份程度上日本化了。 -中國:寺院入口處不用洗手;長安寺:像進神社之前,需要先洗手。 -中國:在中國的寺廟裡似乎沒有普通民眾的墓(我個人從未見過,如有異議,歡迎提出);長安寺:寺廟的後山上有許許多多墓碑(因為去的時候天色已晚,我獨自一人不敢靠近墓地)。 -中國:參拜時不用搖鈴;長安寺:有搖鈴的設施。 看到18羅漢,作為一個中國人,還是感到很親切的。 這裡的亭台樓閣建築佈局有點像蘇州園林,林間小徑讓我想到了杭州的靈隱寺,真是一種很微妙的感覺呢。 I found the Buddhism temple in Google Map near my hotel in Sengokuhara because it had a traditional Chinese name Chang'an (it's read as Choanji in Japanese but written as same kanji/character in both Chinese and Japanese). I'm...More

1  Thank Y_Gai
Reviewed 3 May 2014

This is unique in that there are over 500 monk statues on site. However, I would not go out of my way to see it again. Pleasant enough but not essential in your visit to Hakone.

1  Thank MOHSMD
Reviewed 29 June 2013

this was the tip of our cab driver and it was a wonderful surprise : more than 500 buddhas in a forest - each figure presents a monk who has learned and been living at this temple - mystic atmosphere...we were the only ones there,...More

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