Facilities on the grounds of the temple


The main hall, designated as Historical Building No. 59 by Otaru City, has an area of approximately 120 tatami mats and is used for Buddhist memorial services held three times a year, as well as for various events such as zazen meetings. The main sanctuary is dedicated to Shakyamuni Buddha on top of the Shumidan, and to Kannon and Jizo on both sides of the main hall. The ceiling of the main hall is a picture ceiling with Ryozan crests and colorful paintings.
Behind the main hall is the Kaisando-Do, where the tablets of successive chief priests are dedicated.

 The multipurpose hall (181.5 m2) on the first floor of the kori is used for funerals and dinner ceremonies.
charnel house

It was attached to the Kori, which was newly built in 1987. In Hokkaido, where it snows a lot, it is not possible to visit graves during the winter, so many parishioners have their ashes buried in the ossuary, making it possible to visit all year round.
 All ossuaries are equipped with one Buddhist and two Buddhist ancestral scrolls, a pair of candlesticks, an incense burner, a pair of flower vases and phosphorus, but the number of remains that can be stored in an ossuary depends on the type of ossuary.
 The number of remains varies according to the type of ossuary. The ossuary is managed and cleaned by Tokugenji, and is recommended for those who live far away from the ossuary or for those who find it difficult to manage the ossuary. Parishioners wishing to use the ossuary should contact us.

・Large (57 cm (W) x 190 cm (H))
・・・Holds 6 bodies.

・Small (37 cm (W) x 190 cm (H))
・・・Holds 5 bodies.

・Two-stage (47 cm (W) x 90 cm (H))
・・・Holds 6 bodies 

・Three-stage (47 cm (W) x 60 cm (H))
・・・Holds 2 bodies 

legal office
This is the venue for holding legal ceremonies at the temple.
reception room
This room is used for consultations and meetings with visitors to the temple.

In 1897, when the temple was relocated from Yoshiwara, Shioya Village, the current main hall was completed before we knew it. The main hall and Ryujindo are located side by side, which can be seen in the Soto sect temples of Hokkaido, which were founded before the Meiji era. It is recommended by. Ryujindo is decorated with boat votive tablets, which are a Japanese heritage, as well as Japanese paintings dedicated during the Meiji period.

 It is located next to the Jizo Hall and contains the remains of those who do not have guardians and those who have been dead for a long period of time. Please contact us if you are considering placing the remains in a joint burial grave.