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Phone inquiries 084-988-1111(temple office)

    Shinshō-ji Zen Temple Overview

    An introduction to Shinshō-ji (Rinzai sect Kennin-ji school), which was established on December 2nd, 1965 after the temple's founding patron Kambara Hideo invited the Zen Master Ekijū Sōshin (the seventh superintendent priest of the Rinzai sect Kennin-ji school) to build a temple.

    Temple Office Information

    The reception desk is located at the Temple Office. Goods and souvenirs are also available for purchase.
    Information on the Temple Office, which was designed and built by Fujimori Terunobu to be a symbol of Shinshō-ji.

    Hibutsu-dō Information

    The Hibutsu-dō can be used for a variety of purposes, such as calligraphy and flower arrangement lessons.
    The standing statue of Amida Tathāgata enshrined in the hall was the personal buddha statue of the temple's founding patron. The building was designed by Nakamura Masao.

    Shōshintei (Garden of the Appreciating Heart) Information

    Information on Shinshō-ji's garden Shōshintei.


    Graveyard contact

    Contact Shinshō-ji International Zen Training Hall here


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    91,Kamisanna, Numakuma-chō, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken 720-0401 JapanFree shuttle bus(only on weekdays):
    Leave Fukuyama Station at the north exit, enter the Showa onsen shuttle bus and get off at 「Shinshōji」
    ※The bus don’t run on weekdays during the school holidays.
    ※It is a joint Service with Showa-no-yu
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    Tomotetsu bus (direct bus, only weekend and holidays)
    Fukuyama station, bus terminal, bus stop #6, enter a bus heading for 『Miroku no Sato direct bus』 and get off at 「Shinshōji」

    Tomotetsu bus (regular bus)
    Fukuyama station, bus terminal, bus stop #6, enter a bus heading for 「Chitosebashi」,「Abuto」,「Tsuneishi」or「Utsuminyōkyō」and get off at 「Tenjinyama」. From there it is 15 minutes to walk.(We can pick you up at the 「Tenjinyama」bus stop. Please call us.)

    ※Please ask directly Tomotetsu bus for the boarding time etc.

    Sanyō Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Sanyō Main Line: 30 minutes by Tomotetsu Bus
    25 minutes from Fukuyama Station by car.
    Exit Miroku-no-sato - 3min

    Experiences and Relaxation

    Gokan-dō (Shinshō-ji udon)

    Information on the origins of and the way of eating Shinshō-ji udon.

    Gankū-in (Café)

    Enjoy green tea in an over 400 year-old thatched roof building moved to its present location from Eigen-ji.


    The bathhouse is one of the seven regular buildings of a traditional Zen temple. Visitors may take a bath there.

    About the admission fee

    About Shinshō-ji

    Shinshōji Zen Temple overview
    Introduction to Shinshōji Zen Temple (Rinzai sect Kennin-ji school)

    Temple office information
    Information on the Temple Office, designed by architect Fujimori Terunobu.

    Hibutsu-dō information
    An overview of the hall and how to use it.

    Shōshintei (Garden of the Appreciating Heart) information
    Information on Shinshō-ji's garden Shōshintei.