Jion-zenji Temple Tessouen

#Autumn leaves
#Gujo Hachiman
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The lord of Gujo, Endo Yoshitaka established this temple in 1606 as one of the temples of Linji School Myoshinji. Tessouen is a scenic garden designated by the city that enshrines Benzaiten with a magnificent rocky mountain as its background. The sound of the waterfall echoing in the garden connects the garden. You can enjoy difference faces of the four seasons, such as the spring of fresh greenery, the red maples in autumn, and the snowy scenery of winter. It is the only Zen Buddhist garden in Gujo where you can relax in the mysterious sound of Suikinkutsu (Water piano cave), which flows in the beauty of nature. On the night of Benzaiten Festival (30th of July), the garden is lit up and the treasure house opens to the public as a special visit. The swaying lights of the garden at night is welcoming you to a world of fantasy.

Basic Information

501-4222 Hachiman-cho, Gujo-shiShimadani 339
Gujo Hachiman Interchange7 minutes
Parking lots
Ordinary cars 20 lots, buses (Reservation needed) 7 lots
Telephone Number
Opening hours
09:00 - 16:30 (Dec to Mar 09:00 - 16:00)
Official Web site
Ostomate toilet available.
As there is ramp inside the building, sorry that wheerchair will not be able to get inside

Facility service


Not support

For those with small children

  • Nursing room
  • Diaper changing table
  • kids space

Barrier-free service

  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
  • Ramp/elevator installed
  • omoiyari parking lot

For those with pets

  • Pets allowed
  • Space for pets available
  • Can be accompanied by a carry-on bag

Services for International Visitors

  • Foreign language menus
    English / Simplified Chinese / Chinese / Korean
  • Foreign language customer service
    ( English /Chinese / Cantonese /Korean )
  • Ingredient details in foreign language
    ( English /Simplified Chinese / Chinese /Korean )

Cashless support

  • Credit card
    ( VISA / MASTER / JCB / AMEX / Diners / Union Pay )
  • Electronic payment

(Reservation required) You can try making “Onenju” and praying. You can choose your favorite color, size and material from all kinds of beads After completing, you can receive praying from Yakushi Nyorai.

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