- Established: 1369
- Other Names: 瑞松山 (Zuishô-san)
- Japanese: 景福寺 (Keifuku-ji)
Though originally founded at Mutsuse (Settsu province), it was later relocated to Harima-chô in the Tenshô era (1573-1592). Another Keifuku-ji was then established in 1600 just below Himeji castle. In 1749, lord of Himeji Matsudaira Tomonori was moved to Maebashi han, and removed a local temple with him; Sakai Tadazumi then became lord of Himeji, and in 1754 relocated the Keifuku-ji to its current location, making it a bodaiji (family temple) of the Sakai clan.
In 1868, forces from Okayama han encamped at the temple while besieging the castle, firing upon the castle until it eventually capitulated. A middle school was established on the grounds in 1878, and during World War I, several of the temple buildings were taken over by the Imperial Japanese Army for use as a POW camp.
Matsudaira Tomonori is buried in the hills behind the temple, as is Kameyama Unpei, the Himeji domain retainer who carried the message of surrender to the Okayama forces during their 1868 attack on the castle.
Partial List of Burials
- Enhime 婉 - wife of Sakai Tadashige (1826-1867)
- En-hime 鋋 - eldest daughter of Sakai Tadashige and Enhime (b. 1862/9/27 - d. 1863/6/27)
- Kiso-hime 喜曽 - daughter of Sakai Tadanori and Kiyo-hime; wife of Sakai Tadatomi (1834-1870)
- Kiyo-hime 喜代 - wife of Sakai Tadanori; daughter of Tokugawa Ienari (1818-1868)
- Sakai Makinosuke 駉之助 - 10th son of Sakai Tadazumi (b. 1756 - d. 1761)
- Sho-hime 紓 - third daughter of Sakai Tadanori; adopted daughter of Sakai Tadatsura (b. 1831/8/15 - d. 1831/11/27)
- Tsuchi-hime 鎚 - second daughter of Sakai Tadanori; adopted daughter of Sakai Tadatsura (b. 1830/7/9 - d. 1832/11/8)
- Yoso-hime 与曾 - 6th daughter of Sakai Tadazumi (b. 1750/11/15 - d. 1750/12/5)
- Ninth daughter of Sakai Tadazumi (b. 1754/5/23 - 5/25)