52 Soto-in 曹洞院(そうとういん)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Dainichi Nyorai (大日如来)

Location:  Ogamo, Shizuoka (下田市大賀茂)

Main Gate

With its approach flanked on both sides by forest, Soto-in is one of more than ten
large temples in the area which were designated by Kobo Daishi as a sacred location.

IMG_1003Although the temple suffered through two fires and many of its historical records were
lost, it is known that in 1525 Soto-in was converted to the Soto denomination. After suffering through yet more fires, it was finally rebuilt in the year 1596.

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