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SEKIUNIN TEMPLE is located in the city of HAIBARA , now merge with the city of makinohara....The day I went was late winter 2004 it was so peaceful and quiet, its really off the beaten path for many of you, but if you interested in the history and religion of japan, this is a great Temple to see...
This is a traditional temple, established in 1179 by an order of the Emperor Takakura
In 1455, This temple was built by a zen priest supported by the Katsumata Family, and named as "Ryumonzan Sekiun-in (Middle-class headquarters of Soto sect)
Its free to walk around the temple....
Important cultural assets
There are 2 important assets in this Temple....The quiet and dark path to the temple is covered by many ferns and moss plants.
The "Tei" stone of the path and the red gate is designated as important cultural assets of the town..
The other important assest is ....The main gate its a double-daruki irimoya-style with 12 pillars, which is a typical feature of Zen-sect temple, and similar to Yomei Gate of Nikko
1251 Sakaguchi , Haibara Town
Tomei Expressway Yoshida I.C, car 20 min
Updated Apr 30, 2006