Daikozenji Temple (大興善寺) in Saga Prefecture, established in the early 9th century
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Admire the Colors of Autumn at Daikozenji Temple

Sponsored by Saga Prefectural Tourism Federation   Daikozenji Temple (大興善寺) in Saga Prefecture, established in the early 9th century, is also the perfect site to appreciate the changing seasons in nature. Daikozenji Temple by Season Daikozenji Temple boasts 50,000 azaleas (tsutsuji in Japanese), which are in…
Sokushinbutus refers to the practice of self-mummification that was followed by a mountainous dwelling sect of Buddhist monks who were called Shugen-do.
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Sokushinbutsu: Pay Your Respects to Japan’s Self Mummified Buddhist Monks

Sponsored by The Tourism Association of Central Region in Fukushima Prefecture What is Sokushinbutsu? Throughout Northern Japan you can find them, scattered among the mountainous regions of Yamagata and Fukushima Prefectures. Tucked away in small inconspicuous temples are a handful of monks who willingly chose…