• Rinsenji Temple
  • Rinsenji Temple
  • Rinsenji Temple
  • Rinsenji Temple
  • Rinsenji Temple

Rinsenji Temple

Art & Architecture History

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

This temple was built in 1497 by Yoshikage Nagao, grandfather of the great warlord in the Sengoku period (1467-1590: period of warring states), Uesugi Kenshin, in order to pray to the Buddha for the repose of his father Shigekage's soul. Kenshin spent his youth from 7-14 years old under the great priest Tenshitsukoiku’s strict teaching. They say that due to the quality of person Shingen was, which is very sophisticated among warlords, religious devotion was cultivated during this period. You can see Kasugayama Castle, branch castles, Kenshin’s grave and a memorial tower for those who died in the battle of Kawanakajima, so it is recommended to visit them at the same time. The Homotsu-kan on the shrine grounds has the only existing portrait of Kenshin painted during his lifetime, along with his belongings.

Information

〒9430801
1-1-1 Nakamonzen, Joetsu City, Niigata
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025-524-5846
Duration: 2.0 hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 09:00~17:00
JPY500 / Adult

Age 6-15: JPY 250

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