Destination, Tradition

Shugetsuji, with its main temple building constructed in the architectural style of the Soto school (a sect of Zen Buddhism) that is representative of Niigata prefecture, can be found in a quiet valley surrounded by peaceful greenery. It is a temple famous for the beauty of its row of cherry trees by the gate in spring, and the changing colours of the leaves in autumn. Basic Information Telephone: 0256-82-2160 Location: 3356 Ishize, Nishikan-ku, Niigata Access: By Car: 15 minutes from the Katahigashi Interchange Other: Parking Available