Shorenji – Dr.Fukurai Memorial Hall

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Shorenji (photo)

Moved from Shirakawagou, famous for its overhanging eaves, to the site of Takayama Castle, Shorenji is said to be Japan’s oldest temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect. The main hall, which was constructed in the Eisho period (about 500 years ago), is said to have been built from a single giant cedar tree. The gentle curve of the roof is representative of the beauty of Muromachi architecture. Nearby you can simultaneously see Dr. Fukurai Memorial Hall, named after the spiritualist.


8 Horibatamachi, Takayama City


TEL: +81-577-32-2052

Business Hours

8:30a.m. to 5p.m.
Note: Shorenji Temple is not open to the public, except for the main hall area.


Free Admission


20 minute walk from JR Takayama Station.