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Affiliated with the Soto Zen school, this temple was founded in honor of MAEDA Toshiharu, the first Daishoji lord, whose gravestone still lies in the adjoining garden’s graveyard along with all of his successors’. Wandering through dignified buildings and beautiful gardens may make you feel introspective. Zazen (sitting meditation) and Shakyo (copying Buddhist sutra to another paper) classes are also available (booking required). The temple is particularly charming in autumn, as some 2,000 hagi clover bushes come into bloom, earning it the nickname ‘the hagi temple’.
Open: Daily 9:00-16:00
Entrance fee: Adults ¥400; high school students and younger, free
Access: 10 minutes on foot from JR Daishoji Station
Address: 29 Shitayashikimachi, Daishoji, Kaga, 922-0841 Ishikawa