Zuiryuji Temple 高岡山瑞龍寺

Sanmon Gate - while walk till here saw the monk passing thru, and I capture this photo.


Corridors connecting the buildings - kid photo what pass by the corridors.

Corridors connecting the buildings - wife photo taken while pass by the corridors.

A old man sit and drink tea, enjoy the scenic moment, I saw from the far end, click by the scene and take the photo.

This is the last attraction we visit for the Takaoka trip. It no really that far from the hotel we stay, the whole trip we are actually by walking from the Takaoka station start and then walk toward Shin Takaoka station, our hotel is just next to the station, purposely book to easy for continue next day travel journey to Shirakawago.

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Background information

Zuiryuji Temple 瑞龍寺 is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple in Takaoka, recognized by the Japanese government as a national treasure. The temple was completed circa 1659 to mourn the death of the pioneer of what would become the city of Takaoka, Maeda Toshinaga. His mausoleum is situated approximately one kilometer to the east from the temple.

Zuiryuji has a symmetric layout with corridors connecting its buildings in a manner typical of Soto Zen monasteries. The temple is comprised of various coveted buildings and properties, including its imposing Sanmon Gate that meets visitors on their way through the temple's inner grounds.

The temple's two main halls are the Butsuden Hall which houses a statue of the historical Buddha (Shaka Nyorai) and the Hatto Hall which serves as a beautiful example of the architectural style of early Edo Period temple construction.

A rather unique deity worshiped at the temple is Ususama Myo-o, a guardian of Buddhism. A large statue of Ususama Myo-o stands in the Hatto Hall, while a smaller one stands at the entrance to the public washroom. Ususama Myo-o is regarded as the guardian of the washroom and is accredited powers to purify and prevent diseases.

A beautiful video introduction saw from internet provide below



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