Banshoin Temple (ばんしょういん)

An atmospheric family temple from the feudal lord of Tsushima So family

Area
Tsushima
Category
History&Culture
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Founded in 1615, Banshoin Temple is the family temple of feudal lord of Tsushima, and has one of the three largest graveyards in Japan. It is a nationally designated historic site, and its gate and Nio statue are known as the oldest structures on Tsushima. Stone lanterns line both sides of the approach to the temple, and visitors climb 132 gentle stone steps called "Hyakugangi" to pray. The imposing "Great Cedar of Manshoin," a 1,200-year-old tree standing in front of the cemetery, also bestows a sense of solemnity on the temple.

Information

Address 817-0015 長崎県対馬市厳原町厳原西里192
TEL 0920-52-0984
Hours of Operation 8:00–17:00 (until 18:00 in summer)
Closed Open all year round
Price Adults: ¥300
High school students: ¥200
Elementary and junior high school students: ¥100
Parking Approx. 30 vehicles
Access 5 minute walk from Tsushima City Hall
Note Toilets available

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