Seikenji Temple

Seikenji Temple

Seikenji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for its beautiful garden.

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Name Seikenji Temple
"清見寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 418-1, Okitsuseikenjicho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka , Japan
"静岡県静岡市清水区興津清見寺町418-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Shimizu I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 054-369-0028

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