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Negoro-ji, Iwade

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The Negoro-ji complex of Buddhist temples stands on the side of, and is surrounded by, the sacred peaks of the Katsuragi Mountains which dominate the horizon at the northern end of the city of Iwade, Wakayama in Japan.In 1087, a man named En no Gyōja established this area as a center for promoting Buddhism. Hōfuku-ji, as it was originally called, was built with the contributions of a devotee known as Hōfuku-Chōja who lived in the vicinity.In 1132, the Ex-Emperor Toba donated this temple, along with nearby manors, to the famous high priest Kōgyō Daishi; this new estate was called Ichijō-zan Daidenpon Negoro-ji. Kōgyō-Daishi, widely renowned as the restorer of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, moved here with his pupils, from Mount Kōya.After settling at Negoro-ji, Kōgyō-Daishi laid out his far-sighted plans and initiated the construction of the Enmyō-ji and Jingū-ji within the Negoro-ji temple grounds. Even after his death, in 1143, the Negoro-ji complex was influential and prosperous as the head seminary for Shingi sect of Shingon Buddhism for another 200 years or so. During the height of its influence in the late Muromachi period, about 2700 temples stood on the mountainside in the spacious grounds of Negoro-ji.In 1585 however, every building except the main pagoda, and a few others, were burnt down during the Siege of Negoro-ji by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who feared the growing military power of the priesthood and the Negoro-gumi, warrior monks of the temple, who were skilled in the use of firearms.
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  • Never saw a tower-shaped, its Foundation, is the good faith of the region from ancient times to see Moss mossy grave monument in the 1940s to war in the middle of the road and fallen well everything looked nice. Thank you very much
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  • I had to let go. Pretty much lined up car went on the morning of day 2, but getting into the parking lot. Only once going into the environment, and the time passes. Fortune always come out good, I'm happy. Dharma mikuji ¥ 300, cute bringer.
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  • "Tarui" station of the Nankai bus at negoro-JI bus stop. Crowded with students at JR can catch the same bus from JR "Izumi-sunagawa], but it was as I expected (it is a small bus). In the large precinct stands Temple. When I visited was beautiful in foliage at their best. Beautiful, two-storied pagoda, Daigo Temple and side by side bu様 is fine. Okunoin Daishi, the founder's grave. Due to poor public transport, also because it was a weekday, or crowded despite the foliage viewing season. Out of the back gate iwade library bus stop a few minutes walk (there are some frequent bus: located in the parking lot of the library before pulled off the road) from home.
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  • Wrote the last Japan garden is pretty good, but this visit is withdrawn. For people to visit, if you visited a long time was to collect admission fees. Finally Temple tourism declined. Established cabin fee each way which leads to the main hall, and set up a simple gate. Outside of business hours, is exempt (since the evening is unmanned and can be through). I pray came to feel very uncomfortable and the blessing in half. ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ the last evaluation was correct on this. Has been a sad assessment.
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  • From 2014 / 09 / 27 visits parking at Red Bridge, go left along the river and recited the Heart Sutra is the entrance. Wooden Pagoda as a national treasure, Japan's biggest "big--Lu owning of dharmadhatu Tower' (is snoring rushana Hokkaido handler finally) is commonly known as 'Pagoda'.  Overwhelmed by big Dainichi person enters the great Hall from OTO turns around to the right and becomes big denbo-do Hall.  Large denbo-do Hall in designated Buddha Dainichi Nyorai (dainichinyorai), Vajrasattva (discourses) and respect WINS French top (that IRIS was just) of three-body is enshrined. Of the light is put in the inner shrine visit to Holy heaven. "Dense Itsukushima Institute of development of Russian confession statement" asked for souvenirs. This is strictly reflect "remember new Saint Daishi" themselves and defend as monks to confession, as well as road shows.
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  • Go to cherry blossom viewing in spring 2016, and admission 500 yen!? ️ last year, it was free. If such shrines can be understood as the cost of preservation and restoration. But pull the strings in all premises, blocking the road with chains, can be dressed worse. The character as temple is... sorry.
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  • Visit the shingi Shingon sect head Shinto pilgrimage pilgrimage road No. 9 (Wakayama-9) 9/21/2016
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  • Is associated with Ninja, speaking of the negoro Temple is here. Because of this historical temple gate, honden is commendable.
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