Daisen-ji Temple, Daisen-cho

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Daisen-ji is a Buddhist temple in the town of Daisen, Tottori, Japan. The temple is built on the slopes of Daisen. The Amida-dō and other parts of the temple are designated National Treasures of Japan.HistoryEarly historyDaisen, from early times, was considered a sacred mountain by practitioners of Koshintō, an early form of the Shinto religion. By the 7th century the area became a center of shugendō, a syncretic religion which incorporated aspects Koshintō, Japanese folk animism and shamanism, Taoism and esoteric Buddhism of the Shingon Mikkyō and the Tendai sects. After the 9th century, this temple came under the control of the Tendai Buddhist sect as one of the most important of its centers in this region. The head monk, or Zashu, of this temple had been sent from the Enryaku-ji in Kyoto, the headquarters of Tendai sect.
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  • Is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect located next to the shrine of our priest's lavishly and history about.
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  • Stop the car in the free parking area next to the River along the route of the went up the slope of Omotesando. Gate admission, pay a visit fee \300. Climb the stairs from the Kannon, Acala Hall, main hall and around. Daisen from between the trees is not a particularly distinctive Temple was beautiful.
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  • The Daisen-ji Temple is along the slopes of Mt. Daisen, a famous mountain in Western Japan. This means there will be a few steps involved if you really want to explore the area. You should really see ...  more »
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