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.
Location: 3356 Ishize, Nishikan-ku, Niigata
By Car: 15 minutes from the Katahigashi Interchange
Other: Parking Available