Hokoji is a head temple of the Rinzai sect of Buddhism, Hokoji School, and is one of the leading Zen temples in the Tokai region. There are 22 buildings in the temple's large precincts, which are registered as national tangible cultural properties. Visitors can experience zazen, sutra transcribing, and enjoy vegetarian cuisine.

Address Okuyama 1577-1, Kitaku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 431-2224
〒431-2224 静岡県浜松市北区引佐町奥山1577-1

From Nagoya Station, take the Tokaido Shinkansen to Hamamatsu Station, then take the bus for Shiyakusho-Okuyama from the North Exit Bus Terminal (Station 15 bus stop) to Okuyama.

Business hours

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Open all year round






Adults ¥500, Junior high school and younger ¥200, Free for pre-schooler

Average visit length

90 minutes

Websites Official Site(JPN)http://www.houkouji.or.jp/ Tourism Association sitehttps://www.inhamamatsu.com/culture/okuyama-houkouji-experience.php

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