8. Zuiryūji Temple
Located in Sekihon-machi, Takaoka City, Zuiryūji is a famous temple of the Sōtō sect, and once served as the family temple of Toshinaga Maeda, who ruled as the second head of the Kaga Domain and established the district of Takaoka. Erected by the third head Toshitsune Maeda, the temple never fails to impress visitors with the elegant beauty of its magnificent temple compound. Its ‘San-mon’ main gate, ‘Butsuden’ Buddha hall and ‘Hattō’ main hall became the first National Treasures in the prefecture. The temple also serves as a key setting in Rōmon by novelist Satoko Kizaki, who spent her girlhood in Takaoka.