"Limited to 1 party per stay" A leisurely time at a sunny windowsill being greeted by a pair of cats at the tip of the Noto peninsula.
Jōkō-ji is a temple from the Ōtani school of the Shinshū sect (Jōdo Shinshū sect) located in Suzu City at the tip of the Noto Peninsula. Its head temple is Higashi-hongan-ji . The temple has an image of Kennyo Shōnin who was the leader of the Ikko Ikki Revolt and was known for his battle with Nobunaga Oda at Ishiyama-hongan-ji, the predecessor to Osaka Castle. Legend has it that Heihachiro Oishi, who rose in a revolt against a corrupt Machi-bugyō (town magistrate) in Osaka, fled to this area and the temple gave him shelter at the end of the Edo period.
If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind lodging experience, you most certainly cannot go wrong with Jōkō-ji.
Sect：Ōtani school of the Shinshū Sect
The Chief Monk
The 23rd chief monk of Jōkō-ji.
I came to this temple from the Kanto region. One of the first things I noticed was that there were many elderly worshippers that were very knowledgeable about the teachings of Buddhism. Over the course of having seen such people leave for the afterlife one by one, I realized the severity of the depopulation problem that we now face.
I would like to pass on to as many people as possible what I have learned from these astute elderly worshippers.
Introduction of Accomodation
The temple can accommodate one group of up to seven guests per day.
・Two cats, Tsune and Utan, will welcome you.
・Parking is available in the precinct.
Access to Jōkō-ji
Ishikawa Iida-machi, Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture 12-24
Highway Express Bus: about 3 hours from Kanazawa.
Car: about 2-hour car ride from Kanazawa-Higashi Interchange on the Hokuriku Expressway
Plane: about 40-minute car ride from Noto Satoyama Airport.
“Furusato Taxi” (reservation is required) (1,300 yen)