A retreat at which Uesugi Kagekatsu and Naoe Kanetugu, military commanders of Echigo, both studied in their youth. It’s said that beneath the paving stones lining the path leading up to the temple, extending from the red gate to the main temple building, there lies buried a single letter of the Lotus sutra for each individual stone. It seems that by paying full attention to every step as you walk, your mind finds peace.

 

Basic Information

Homepage: http://www.untouan.com/

Telephone: 025-782-0520

Location: 660 Untou, Minami-Uonuma, Niigata

Hours:

Middle of April-November: 9am-5pm

December-middle of April: 10am-5:30pm

Fees: 300 yen

Access:

By Train:

About 30 minutes by car from Echigo-Yuzawa Station on the JR Joetsu Shinkansen

About 10 minutes by car from Shiozawa Station or Muikamachi Station on the Hoku-hoku Line

By Car:

About 15 minutes from the Shiozawa-Ishiuchi Interchange or the Muikamachi Interchange

Other: Parking Available