Sandalwood at Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin Temple
Sandalwood at Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin Temple in Maebaru of Itoshima City is an old tree municipally designated as a Natural Monument. Sandalwood is a close-grained, solid tree. It is famous for its beautiful glaze and elegant scent brought out while polishing cut ends. Two main branches of the tree are in a courtyard of the temple beginning at the surface. The unique shape is truly beautiful. The height is about 9 meters (30 feet) and circumference at the base is about 2 meters (6.6 feet). This magnificent tree is said to be about 600 years old.
|Address||819-1145 626 Raizan, Maebaru, Itoshima City, Fukuoka|
Raizan Sennyoji Daihioin Temple
|Parking||Available; 50 vehicles.|
|Access||By train – About a 25 minute drive from JR Chikuzen Maebaru Station on the Chikuhi Line.
By car – About a 20 minute drive from the Maebaru Interchange off the West Kyushu Expressway.
|Genre||Famous Flowers and Trees (Flowers and Plants)|
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