A deeply historic temple that accentuates the scenery of the old town of Hida Furukawa
Shinshū-ji Temple, along the Araki River...
Originally associated with the Higashi Honganji sect of Pure Land Buddhism, it switched over to the Nishi Honganji sect roughly 100 years after its foundation and is currently one of the three temples that visitors make pilgrimage to during Hida Furukawa's “Santera Mairi” ritual on the 15th of January.
The contrast between its solemn, majestic exterior and the vibrant red balustrade of the Imamiya Bridge that spans the Araki River is beautiful, making the location a popular spot for photographs. As visitors can enjoy the cherry blossom trees that line the Araki River in the spring, verdant greenery in the summer, the changing colors of the leaves in autumn and quiet snowscapes in the winter, Shinshū-ji Temple is a fabulous destination regardless of season.
- Tradition & History