San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin
640 North Fifth Street
San Jose, CA 95112
+1 408 293 9292
This temple is a fabulous one to look at from the outside, as it is one of the only Japanese-styled buildings in the immediate area. There is a pond outside, and the temple is right around the corner from many fine Japanese restaurants. The central figure of the temple's altar is a traditionally ornate statue of the Buddha Amida, sculpted according to the Jodo Shinshu Nishi Hongwanji school of Buddhism. San Jose Buddhist Church offers flower-arranging classes (also known as ikebana), Japanese language classes and judo practice.