The first Zen Temple of Japan,Shofukuji Temple was
initiated by Eisai,the founder of the Zen sect,in 1195.
The precinct,a nationally designated historical site,
preserves the original Zen Temple plans and houses a
large Korean bell cast in the Kokuryo period.This
temple is designated as an Important Cultural Property.
- Get off at Gion Subway Station,3 minutes by foot
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