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Phone inquiries 084-988-1111(temple office)

    Shinshōji Zen Temple Access

    91,Kamisanna, Numakuma-chō, Fukuyama-shi, Hiroshima-ken 720-0401 Japan
    TEL 084-988-1111(temple office)

    Access by plane

    • Sanyō Expressway:from exit Fukuyama West - 25min

    Access by Shinkansen

    • Sanyō Shinkansen (Bullet Train), Sanyō Main Line:30 minutes by Tomotetsu Bus from Fukuyama Station.
    • Tomotetsu Bus:Board the bus going to "Miroku no sato" at Fukuyama Station's Boarding Area 6.
      The temple is a 15-minute walk from the "Tenjin yama" bus stop.

    Access by car or bus

    Access by car
    Sanyō Expressway:
    • Exit Fukuyama East - 40min
    • Exit Fukuyama West - 25min
    • Exit Miroku-no-sato - 3min

    Access by bus

    ■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. 084-952-3100

    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.