To get to Daiyuzan Saijo-ji, you must take the local Daiyuzan Line from Odawara Station to Daiyuzan Station, which is the last stop. Then you can walk or take a bus. I heard the walk is very nice, but I took a bus because I was alone and didn't want to get lost.
This temple is really beautiful- especially during the fall! I loved the nature here too, especially the waterfall. I took this little Vine that might give you a better idea of how it is in real life!
I read about this temple before I went, but for such a beautiful place, there isn't much English information on it available. This was the most informative post I found. I recommend reading it if you would like to know more history behind the temple- it's really interesting! There also was not any English information available on site. I had a lot of questions about things that I couldn't figure out the answers to.
|There is a legend that if a pregnant woman can pass under the geta, she will have an easy delivery.|
I highly recommend visiting this temple. I think it might be one of my favorite places in Japan now. It's a little off the beaten path but I think that makes it a truly unique place to visit. Definitely try to go in the late fall so you can experience the different colors of the leaves. I don't recommend this place if you aren't physically capable of walking because there are many stairs.
I want to thank Stasia for sending me corrections to the last post I made in Japanese. She is a really inspirational person and I love reading her blog. Please check it out here at http://shichijyuuni.com/!
I think that I improved a bit from the last time I blogged in Japanese but I'm sure there are some errors in there. If you find anything, feel free to email me at carlycarbonate(@)gmail.com.