Entsu-san Saiken-ji Temple

Saiken-ji is a Soto sect Zen temple and training center for the practice of the Buddha Way in order to abandon the world of ego and self-centered thinking in the pursuit of peace of mind and awakening to an existence free from all conflict and strife.

Saiken-ji Temple

Entsu-zan, the mountain name prefixed to Saiken-ji Temple, is taken from kannon Bodhisattva who is believed to be the saint of "jikon-entsu", meaning deliverance of the soul. The temple name Saiken-ji means continuously looking to the west, where Buddha's birthplace, India and the Western Paradise are said to be located.



Various seasonal events are held all through the year at Saiken-ji Temple. They will give you a chance to think again about the ancestors, Buddha, and yourselves.


Invitation to Zen Meditation

"Zen meditation means concentrating solely on meditation and is the only way to save oneself." Dougen Zenji, the founder of Eihei-ji Temple of Soto School said, "The teaching of the founder of Buddhism can be realized only by meditating intensively. It's definitely necessary to have a strong will to achieve enlightenment. It's not important whether you are a priest or not. Those who deeply know right from wrong might come to attain enlightenment naturally. Each person should make sure that they are practicing the right training in the same way as Buddha and the founder performed and that they know the truth from falsehood."



Access by public transportation

Take an Entetsu bus for Irino (Yamasaki or Maisaka) at JR Hamamatsu Station bus terminal #5. Get off the bus at "Nishikamoe" or "Saiken-ji Iriguchi". 7-minutes' walk from here.

Access by a car

From Tokyo or Osaka

Enter Route 65 (Yuutou Highway) from Tomei Expressway "Hamamatsu Nishi" Interchange. Turn right at "Nishikamoe" and turn left at the next corner. Go up the slope till you find Seitodai Elementary School. The temple is next to the school on the north. 10-minutes' drive from "Hamamatsu Nishi" Interchange.

From Hamamatsu

Enter Route 65 (Yuutou Highway) via Route 152 and Route 62 (Yuutou Bypass).
About 25-minutes' drive from Hamamatsu Station.

Phone Number : 053-447-7000