Ruins of Musashi Kokubunji Temple

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Ruins of Musashi Kokubunji Temple

Ruins of Musashi Kokubunji Temple
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Miejsca historyczne • Charakterystyczne obiekty i ciekawe miejsca

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Kieran D
Kokubunji, Japonia35 contributions
Local history
lut 2016 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
There is not much to see quite honestly. I live in this area and I often walk around the old historical area. Combine all the elements such as the temples Otaka No Michi and this area is very good. The ruins alone are not enough
Written 17 lutego 2016
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Ted C
La Mesa, Kalifornia194 contributions
Original site of a very historic temple
lis 2012 • Znajomi
In an effort to unify the country in the 1400's the emperor of Japan ordered the construction of a number of National Temples (Koku (national) Bunji (temple), this is the site of one of them. It is located about 1,000 meters west of the south exit to the Kokubunji Station on the Chuo Line. It is basically a flat walk along the lower edge of the Musashi escarpment of the former Musashi Plain.

There are a few surviving buildings, the most notable being the main gate, the temple itself is long gone. There also is a nice, small temple located above and to the left of the gate, but it is not original. On the way there stop and buy some vegetables at a farmer's residence and walk up along the small stream to a spring where you can fill your water bottle and get a drink.

I think it is located about due south of the Nishi Kokubunji Station but I have not used this route to get there so I can not swear to that point. It is a nice, not too strenuous walk and gives you a bit of a feel for old, old Japan.
Written 3 lutego 2013
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S M
Kugenuma5 contributions
Inexpensive but Impressive preservation of Ancient History
wrz 2012 • Pary
It took us nearly 3 hours by automobile from the Kugenuma/Sagami coast on a Sunday afternoon. We were left with about one hour for the visit to the museum and to walk through the forest and along the waterway (aqueduct) that runs around the perimenter of the temple ruins. There was a cool breeze all afternoon with adequate shade that made the 25+ temperatures more than bearable.

It cost just 100 yen to visit the museum, which had many shards of pottery and roof tiles made centuries ago that resemble Japanese wares of today. Most of the excavation took approximately 10 years during the 1950s and 1960s. Many visitors and (I assume) locals visited the grounds to collect water in 2 litre bottles to take home. At the nearly the highest elevation of these grounds, a tiny shinto shrine sits overlooking the beginnings of the aqueduct flow. Apparently, all of the temple buildings were detroyed, including a seven-tiered pagoda during the war of 1333. There is a one-tenth scale replica of the pagoda at one corner of the property now.

The municipal history park is well kept with bamboo forests and many flowering plants and shrubs that add a delightful aroma to the tour. Photos in the museum show that the trees will be beautiful and that a fall trip in November may be the best time to visit for cool breezes and beautiful color.

Although it feels like a country park, there are excellent modern bathrooms and a couple of small but clean coffee shops at the perimeter of the park. There is a small Times parking lot and another lot for visiting by car and of course it is accessible by the bun 100 yen bus and the Tokyo Chuo line.
Written 29 września 2012
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