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Ji'an Qingxiu Temple

The hand-washing house that purifies the tongue, body and mind, the simple and ancient Buddhist hall, the solemn and dignified 88 stone Buddhas, and the Zen-filled dry landscape make you feel as if you have walked into a Japanese Buddhist temple and immersed in the peaceful and quiet atmosphere. This is Ji'an Keishuin, a preaching place built by Kawabata Manji to comfort immigrants during the Japanese colonial period. It is a third-level historical site in Hualien County and the most complete Japanese-style temple preserved in Taiwan today.

About 15 minutes' drive from Hualien Liyu Lake Camping Resort

The sustenance of the soul and the eighty-eight stone Buddhas

During the Japanese colonial period, Ji'an was called Yoshino, and it was a well-known immigrant village in Hualien. In 1917, Kawabata Manji raised funds to build the "Shingon Sect Koyasan School Jibu Temple", hoping to use the power of religion to comfort the homesickness of Japanese immigrants who came to Yoshino (Ji'an) at that time. Stone Buddhas are placed in order in the temple. It is said that Kawabata Manji followed the will of the founder of the Shingon Sect, "Kukai Daishi", and traveled to 88 places on Shikoku Island in Japan to bring back 88 stone Buddhas one by one, so that residents can seek spiritual sustenance.

Travel back in time to the Edo period
After Taiwan's restoration in 1945, Yoshino Mission Center was renamed Keishu-in. The surrounding environment of the center is quiet and peaceful, and the cultural relics and buildings such as the Fudo Myo-o stone carving, the Baidu stone, and the Buddhist hall with a Hokage roof are still well preserved. Keishu-in, which has gone through the years, has a sense of history. The buildings follow the traditional Japanese structure, the gardens are full of flowers and trees, and the dry landscape. Time seems to stand still, as if walking into a time tunnel and coming to the Edo period of Japan, allowing people to feel the ancient charm of the mission center at that time.

Opening hours

Sunday: 08:30 – 17:00
Monday: Closed Tuesday: 08:30 – 17:00
Wednesday: 08:30 – 17:00
Thursday: 08:30 – 17:00
Friday: 08:30 – 17:00
Saturday: 08:30 – 17:00

​Based on the official website announcement of Qingxiuyuan






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