|This temple was founded by Bencho Shonin, the second patriarch of Jodo Shu. Bencho Shonin was a senior disciple of Honen Shonin, and spread the Nembutsu tradition of Honen Shonin in Kyushu.
The main temple building has been proclaimed as a cultural asset, and there are many camphor trees and bodhi trees covering the grounds where the main worship hall is located.
The temple holds a festival every March honoring Bencho Shonin, and the grand ceremony is almost like watching a historical play. Zendoji Temple is also known to be a place to pray for the safe birth of a child and many visitors come throughout the year.