Follow in the Footsteps of Basho
Zensho-ji temple is a Soto Zen Buddhist temple. In addition to the splendid main building, this temple is also famous for its 500 plus small Rakan (disciple of Buddha) statues, donated by influential warriors and villagers from Daishoji. Displayed in a detached lodge, each one of them is completely unique. The variety and expressiveness of these works is such that the locals say one could find a statue resembling an acquaintance.
The 17th-century Japanese haiku master Basho (1644-1694) stayed in this temple and wrote a famous haiku inspired by the willow tree in the garden.
Open: Daily 9:00-17:00
Entrance fee: Adults ¥500, children ¥200
Access: 8 minutes on foot from JR Daishoji Station
Address: 1 Shinmeicho, Daishoji, Kaga, 922-0807 Ishikawa