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Kankoji Temple, Minamiuonuma

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  • Now undergoing some repairs, this impressive temple and monastery is well worth the visit. It must be so cold and covered with snow in winter, but beautiful now. Check the nicely kept buildings...  more »
  • Beautiful Zen temple at the foot of the mountains. The climbing dragon waterfall over the back pond is very tranquil. The temple is famous for its miso paste which you can try. Lots of intricate...  more »
  • Kanko-ji is an old zen Buddhist temple with a long history. Head through the impressive main gate into the well-tended minimalist gardens. Up some stone steps and the main temple hall is in front of you surrounded by water. The inside of the temple is peaceful and scented by incense. Take a seat on the tatami mats and enjoy some green tea and a taste of the homemade miso which is a famous product of the monks at the temple and an important part of their diet. There are several important artifacts on display in the temple, as well as some weapons that were used to keep attackers at bay when the temple was attacked. A waterfall and pond out the back of the temple represent a dragon rising out of the water.
  • When I came to sightseeing in Uonuma City, Niigata Prefecture, it was a temple that I visited. The scenery was good.
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