Yakchunsa Temple stands against the backdrop of Halla Mountain, to the east of Jungmun, where the Pacific Ocean lies in open view.
The springwater of Yakchunsa has been known since ancient times to quench thirst and cure illnesses, and water is treasured by the locals.
Venerable Hyein founded Yakchunsa in his plans for a great temple that would make Buddhism more prominent. Work on the compound was began in 1981, while construction on the Main Buddha Hall began in 1988. The Buddha Hall, the Five Hundred Arahat Hall, the Beomjongru, the Beopgoru, and the Yosache halls were built over eight years, and were completed on September 15, 1996.