Sōji-ji Photos

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Sōji-ji (總持寺?) is one of two daihonzan (大本山?, "head temples") of the Sōtō school of Zen Buddhism. The other is Eiheiji temple in Fukui Prefecture. Fodor's calls it "one of the largest and busiest Buddhist institutions in Japan". The temple was founded in 740 as a Shingon Buddhist temple. Keizan, later known as Sōtō's great patriarc…
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Sanshokaku, The Visitors' Center

The Koshakudai Building Contains The Kitchen

The Entrance

The Main Training Center