Shouinji is in Hara in Shizuoka Prefecture, which is Station #13 (from Tokyo) on the
Old Tokaido Highway. You can read about my visit to the grave of
Hakuin in my Logbook. You may also choose to start reading about
journey at the beginning, or start at the top of my Aki
First place of study, and
the final resting place of
Hakuin Zenji, one of Japan's great Zen-masters..
This is the front
gate of this little jewel of a temple. The complex is an active
Zen training center, with a lot of visitors going in and out on
The hondo, where your prayers
Looking toward the meditation hall.
The interior of the meditation hall.
Many temples have
mini-pilgrimage circuits. These are part of 88 statues
representing the 88 temples of Shikoku.