This Shingon-Ritsu sect temple, which was established in 1259 by Shigetoki Hojo and a priest called Nisho, is dedicated to Sakayamuni (Shaka Nyorai/Gautama). The graves of both the founders are in the precincts of the temple. Gokuraku-ji is highly acclaimed as it owns several important cultural properties among which is an excellent wooden statue of the historical Buddha, Shaka Nyorai. Note that it is only shown once per year. One of the main attraction is the treasure hall which is opened to visitors on request. So when you visit the temple, remember to walk up the reception office and request for the Treasure Hall museum to be opened.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks
- Nearest Train: Enoden Gokurakuji