Ryozen temple is one of the oldest temples in Oita, it has nearly 1,300 years of history.
It is located in the mountainside of Mt. Ryozen, about a 30 minute drive away from Oita Station.
The main gate of the temple is designated as important property of the city.
The cedar tree, that is nearly 400 years old, is of historical interest.
It is also known as a habitat of Oita’s salamanders, which are considered the city’s special natural treasures.
You can enjoy the view of Oita city from the lookout that is on the way to the temple.
It is highly recommended to explore this beautiful, historical place to calm your mind.