In 1937, Kobayakawa Haruhira constructed this temple, inviting a Buddhism master Guchu Shukyu who received special Buddhism training in China. He opened this mountain against five big temple mountains in Kyoto. It is the only great headquarter within West Japan. It has been known as one of the best Zen schools, and many people, from corporations and schools, are lately using this temple as a training institute. A group of temples stand in a row in the property, surrounded by a cedar grove. In fall season, the site becomes crowded with lots of visitors visiting to admire the beautiful scenery.
1.From Hiroshima Station, take the JR Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen (bullet train) to Mihara Station (27 minutes). Buttsuji Temple is accessible from Mihara Station by bus (42 minutes). Total travel time: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
2.From Hiroshima Airport, take an airport limousine bus to Hongo Shisho-mae Bus Stop (15 minutes). Then, walk from Hongo Shisho-mae Bus Stop to Hongo Station (6 minutes). Buttsuji Temple is accessible from Hongo Station by bus (26 minutes). Total travel time: approximately 55 minutes.