Hosho-in Temple

Guide and tips of Hosho-in Temple in shozu-gun, kagawa

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Like Totoro's Forest. A Juniper 'Shimpaku' The Greatest In The World & A Special Natural Monument

Shimpaku is a kind of juniper and popular for Japanese 'Bonsai'. At Hosho-in Temple, this sacred tree is said to be 1500 years old and the only Shimpaku that designated as a special natural monument. It's like a tree where Totoro and Mei met for the first time (in Ghibli movie),and very mysterious.
Free parking lot is available. The wooden path was equipped in 2017 for protect its roots, and you can walk around the tree easier.
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Infomation

NAME
Hosho-in Temple
TEL
0879-62-0682
ADDRESS
412 Kitayama Tonosho-cho, shozu-gun, kagawa
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