All Temples in Miyagi Prefecture

Miyagi Prefecture Temples

Guide to Miyagi Prefecture Temples including all the popular temples in Miyagi Prefecture. Most temples in Japan are  Buddhist Temples. There are some very old Japanese Temple which were established over 1,200 years ago. Today some of these very old wooden temple buildings still survive, however many have been destroyed by lightning, fire, earthquakes, storms or war and have been rebuilt over the years. Still many of these rebuilt temple buildings are hundreds of years old. Many of these very old Japanese Temples are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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    Zuigan-ji Temple

    Zuiganji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Matsushima, is considered to be one of the greatest Zen temples in Tohoku area. Zuiganji Temple was completed in 828AD, by craftsmen from many countries.

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    Entsuin Temple

    Entsuin Temple is a Buddhist temple, which is famous for a painting of a Western-style rose that is said to be the oldest in Japan. Entsuin Temple is in Matsushima and is designated as an Important National Cultural Asset.