Hosho-in Temple

Hosho-in Temple is one of the best places to travel in Shodoshima Island, Kagawa, Japan. Here're guides for map, how to get there, spots nearby, its great juniper Shimpaku tree, attractions and photos of Hosho-in Temple posted by Japanese travelers in the know.[last modified: ]

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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.
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Free parking lot is available. The wooden path was equipped in 2017 for protect its roots, and you can walk around the tree easier.

Infomation

ADDRESS

412 Kitayama Tonosho-cho, shozu-gun, kagawa

TEL

0879-62-0682

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HOW TO GET THERE

Bus: from Tonosho Port, get off at 'Kitayama' and walk 3 min. Car: 10 min from Tonosho Port

MAP

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