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History of This Temple

Minobusan Kuonji Temple was located in the land now called Nishitani Sobyo – not in its current location – at the time when Nichiren Shonin founded this temple. Niccho Daishonin, who was focusing his efforts on reviving Mt. Minobu at that time, considered relocating Kuonji Temple. He came up with this plan as a project to commemorate the 200th year since the death of Nichiren Shonin (the founder of the Nichiren denomination). He was able to brilliantly complete this project that lasted well over a decade. Gyogakuin Kakurinbo is a sub-temple founded in seclusion by Niccho Daishonin (reign: 1462 to 1499), who was the man behind the revival of Mt. Minobu and the 11th high priest of Kuonji.

History of this temple "Kakurinbou"
History of this temple "Kakurinbou"

Shukubo (Temple Lodging) at Mt. Minobu

It is called shukubo when it is possible for a worshipper to stay at a temple. Originally, there were only facilities for monks to stay at this temple. However, it also became possible for the increasing number of worshippers to stay. This led to what is now called a shukubo. This temple is one of many shukubo on Mt. Minobu. We provide accommodation to everyone coming to worship here as a sub-temple of Minobusan Kuonji Temple – the Head Temple of Nichiren Shu.

As a “Shukubou” in “Minobu-san”

Accommodation at This Temple

This building is, of course a Japanese-style structure. We have rooms where guests can stay. However, they retain their traditional structure and are only separated from adjoining rooms by a fusuma (sliding door). We have 20 rooms where guests can stay. We allocate rooms with an emphasis on privacy (e.g. corner rooms) to our general guests. You can view a Japanese garden that is the work of Muso Kokushi from our rooms facing the garden. Moreover, you can see a large weeping cherry tree in spring from our rooms facing the front. These are traditional rooms that were built to provide people with accommodation. Therefore, you will find televisions in only some of our rooms. We are located a little bit away from the road approaching Mt. Minobu. This means you can spend your time here wrapped in peace and quiet different to your everyday life. Moreover, the rooms on our second floor have a raised floor. This is derived from the fact that guests from Kuonji Temple used to come here to stay a long time ago.

New Features in an Old Structure

This temple is an old shukubo structure. As mentioned earlier, the rooms here have no keys. However, we have proactively incorporated great new features into this temple due to the increase in the number of worshippers compared to olden days, the older age of followers and the inconvenience of old-fashioned shukubo. We offer Western-style toilets equipped with seats that have bidet functions. There is no difference in level between these and along the hallway on the first floor. In addition, we have a structure with as few steps as possible on the first floor. We have also increased table seating in the dining room where everyone eats. Therefore, this temple is a traditional shukubo where you can enjoy your stay in comfort. We offer a fusion of an old structure with new mechanisms. This is a shukubo that serves as an accommodation facility where everyone can worship without hesitation. We will continue to be devoted to offering an even better experience in the future.

Delicious Cuisine Made with the Specialty of Minobu – Yuba (Tofu Skin)

We are proud of our shojin ryori (vegetarian cuisine) and cuisine made with yuba. Shojin ryori contains many dishes ingeniously made with yuba in a variety of cooking methods. We serve yuba dishes with contents that vary depending on the season, including raw yuba from Mt. Minobu. In particular, the yuba dishes you can only eat at this temple (original cherry tree steamed yuba and tomato hot pot of yuba and soy milk) will surely satisfy your taste buds.


Soak in a Bath of Wine Admiring the Garden

You can see the Japanese garden that is the work of Muso Kokushi from the bathroom through wide open windows. In addition, in the bathroom you will find a wine bath with wine bath salts added that are associated with the wine that is the specialty of Yamanashi Prefecture where this temple is located. This is popular because it warms up your body from its core to take away the tiredness of your trip.


Basic Room Rate

Excluding all taxes

※tax not include
1 night with 2 meals 10,000 yen

The rate differs on a day before a holiday or a special day. Please ask for more details.

Child’s Rate

※tax not include
Elementary school student 80% of the adult rate
Infant With meals and futon 50% of the adult rate

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation without contact 100% of the accommodation rate
On-the-day cancellation 100% of the accommodation rate

※We will take into account compelling reasons (e.g. natural disasters).

Meals Only

※Excluding all taxes
Dinner 4,000 yen
5,000 yen 
6,000 yen 
Lunch 3,000 yen
4,000 yen 
5,000 yen 

※Please make reservations for lunch and dinner in advance.