Self-Mummified Monks at Yudonosan Ryusui-ji Dainichibo Temple, Yudonosan Churen-ji Temple
A sokushinbutsu is a self-mummified monk who cleanses their sins and impurities through ascetic practices, who sacrifices themself to save people suffering from famine and disease, and who prays for the happiness of future generations. Therefore, a sokushinbutsu is fundamentally different from what you may think a mummy is.
There is one sokushinbutsu in each of the Dainichibo and Churen-ji temples.
- History and Culture
- Entrance fee: 500 yen (Adults) for both Dainichibo and Churen-ji temples
- 40 minutes by car from Tsuruoka Station
- Car Park
- Available (Large parking lot is available)
- Official Website
- For the website of Churen-ji Temple click: http://www2.plala.or.jp/sansuirijuku/