Tourist attraction


1. Kozanji

A temple founded in 1327 during the time ruled by emperor Godaigo.

This is the oldest Zen temple remains in Japan of Karayo style architecture which represents the Kamakura era,

In 1953, it has got designated as a national treasure.

Beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring, red maples in the autumn.

This temple is also known as a place where Takasugi Shinsaku rose his army. Statue of him on a horse is located inside.

Free entrance.

Location Chofu Kawabata 1chome 2-3, Shimonoseki City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access (1) 10 minutes by bus from JR Sanyo main line Chofu station
→ 10 minutes walk from "Jokamachi Chofu" bus stop
(2) 23 minutes from JR Shimonoseki station
→ 10 minutes walk from "Jokamachi Chofu" bus stop
(3)15 minutes by car from Chugoku Expressway Shimonoseki IC
Office of Inquiry Kozan-ji Temple Tel. No. 083-245-0258
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