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Chichibu Fudasho Number 8 Saizen Temple (Temple with 600-year-old Komine-maple Tree)|CHOCOTABI SAITAMA


Sightseeing spot

Chichibu AreaYokoze Town

Chichibu Fudasho Number 8 Saizen Temple (Temple with 600-year-old Komine-maple Tree)

“The small-leaved maple” is said to be a 600 year-old tree that shows various expressions through the 4 seasons and is an elegant big tree designated as Saitama Prefecture’s natural treasure. The circumference of the trunk is 3.8 meters, with a height of 7.2 meters, 18.9 meters to the north and south, 20.6 meters to the east and west, with a trunk girth of 56.3 meters. The yellowing of leaves start from the middle of November to the end. In addition, an event called the “Night Zazenkai” takes place on the 8th of each month from 19:30. Nearby, there is a “Teuchi (Handmade) Soba Machida” and the scenery of each of the four seasons can be enjoyed while eating the handmade soba.

Temples and Shrines Scenery / Landscape

Basic Information

Tourist spot name
Chichibu Fudasho Number 8 Saizen Temple (Temple with 600-year-old Komine-maple Tree)
598 Yokoze, Yokozemachi
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Business hours / Fee

Business hours
Summer period (March-October) 8: 00 ~ 17: 00
Winter period (November-February) 8: 00 ~ 16: 00
Lunch break (all year) 12: 00 ~ 12: 30
Fee for viewing 100 yen (During the tinting of the autumn leaves) ※200 yen for photography/filming purposes, free for those with a Goshuin


Public transport
Get off at “Yokoze Station” of Seibu Chichibu Line and walk for about 30 minutes
About 50 minutes from "Hanazono" Interchange of Kan-Etsu Expressway (Using a toll road)
Free: Yes
Medium-sized Buses Available
Fee: None
Regular Cars 10 spaces ※Temporary parking available during yellowing of leaves.


Internet Wi-Fi
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Universal design

  • AED installation
  • General / Wheelchair Shared Elevator
  • Toilet with handrail
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Wheelchair rental
  • Floor with handrail
  • Stairs with handrail
  • Wheelchair-accessible slope
  • Stroller rental (There may be a charge.)
  • Sign language support
  • Braille explanation
  • Voice guidance
  • Wheelchair parking
  • Breastfeeding room
  • Compatible with diaper changing tables
  • Wheelchair lift
  • Baby keep or baby chair

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