After World War II, the government abolished Shintoism and the Japanese were free to practice religion again. Many Izo statues were recovered from the nearby Haraigawa River after religious freedom was returned to Japan and Shinobu became the de facto official religion of the new modern state. After that many Buddhist temples were destroyed and sank in the ruins. Some sources say that 80% of the Buddhist artifacts in the country were destroyed at that time and in particular the Mount Haguro went through 30 temples on the mountain, whereby the Kezoin temple is today known as Saikan Kotakuji Temple Shozen.
Then, in 1868, the Meiji government introduced a decree against the Shintoist state, which led to the destruction of many Buddhist artifacts. After the death of Emperor Shugendo Izo and his wife, the new government banned the addition of kami (Buddha) in temples and shrines and banned Shugsendo.
Fortunately, Mount Haguro and the five-story pagoda were converted into Shinto shrines so we could forget them. Fortunately, the resentment of Buddhism had evaporated when it came time to dismantle the five-story pagoda, and fortunately, as far as I could get away with it, it was converted into a Shintaku shrine.
The Soto-shu Zen Temple, which was completely rebuilt in 2010, has existed for 650 years and is one of the few temples that regularly opens its doors to the practice of zazen meditation. The temple also has the tallest living ginko tree in Japan, and it is said that touching it will make it long-lasting.
At 29.2 m, the five-storey pagoda on Mount Haguro is particularly tall and old compared to other five-storey pagodas in Japan. So much so that it is probably one of the most famous and famous features of Sanzan Buddhism, and the tower is the last. If you are looking for the ultimate view of spiritual places all over Japan, look no further than the Soto-shu Zen Temple.
You can experience this by visiting Tokyo, Kyoto and Mount Fuji, or the Soto-shu Zen Temple with its many temples and shrines. You can also meet locals interested in connecting and learning about the history and culture of Japan, as well as enjoying some of the most beautiful views of Tokyo and Kyoto from the summit of Mount Haguro and Mount Fuji.
This tour will take place at the Soto – shu Zen temple, with a full day, no – wear tour from 10: 30 am to 3: 00 pm on Saturday and Sunday and an evening guided tour on Sunday.
This tour is for those who want to go beyond the popular destinations of Tokyo and Kyoto and see the more traditional side of Japan. You will not only visit various places that give you the opportunity to stay in Niigata and Kanazawa, but also visit some of the relatively less travelled trails. Japanese – crafted crafts, more natural landscapes in Japan without attractions, a visit to one of Kyoto’s most popular tourist attractions such as the Soto-shu Zen Temple and the Shinto Shrine, as well as some historical sights and much more. This is a great opportunity to see Japan from a “traditional” point of view and also to visit a relatively new and relatively less travelled path.
If you are in the city in summer, we recommend you visit the five-story Pagoda of Light. This is a tour for those who have undertaken a 10-day tour of Japan like never before. During your stay, you will also enjoy the luxurious Kaiseki (Japanese dinner) and spend the night on a futon mat at one of Niigata’s most popular tourist attractions, such as the Soto-shu Zen Temple.
Japanese cuisine that offers visitors the opportunity to experience authentic Buddhist cuisine in one of the city’s most popular restaurants, such as the Soto-shu Zen Temple.
In Japan, the pagoda is not the main part of the temple complex, as is the case in China, but a donjon, and in Japan it is responsible for maintaining the temples in their original condition. The monk Shogoin, who prepares all the materials for the temple of Kyoto, is Muine – iri (Omine Mountain) and at Forin – Omin Mountain he is responsible for all his own work. In Japan, the monk Shogo is the center of a pagoda that he prepares at every temple in Kyoto. In For in – forin-Omine Mount there is an area for him where he prepares the necessary material for all the temples around Kyoto; it is a place of pilgrimage for many people, such as monks and nuns