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.HistoryIn 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. In 1623, the head of the Kii branch of the Tokugawa feudal clan, Tokugawa Yorinobu, initiated the reconstruction of the temple grounds, and through numerous re-buildings over many decades during the Edo period, the Negoro-ji was completely transformed.With our world travel planner, Iwade attractions like Negoro-ji can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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neko_donMay 28, 2017
ポケモン保護もしておられる仏さまが、います。 それだけ、神社仏閣をないがしろにする、馬鹿が、多いのでしょう。 宗教施設なので、先人たちの智恵にまなび、歴史～秀吉の焼き討ちなど、忍びながら、まわりましょう。 観光地ですが、敬虔な気持ちをお忘れなく。 犬を連れてくる人が、いてびっくりしました。 more »Pokemon protection also to us that France is having. To ignore the shrines that only the idiots there. Religious institutions, so learning the wisdom of ancestors, history to bear, such as Hideyoshi's troops while canapes. Is an attraction, but don't forget a feeling of reverence. People bring their dogs, I was surprised.
お遍路さん京都市April 13, 2017
１年振り位の参拝、何度も来ている寺院ですが、堂宇も塔も境内も庭園も素晴らしい。今日は初めて桜の季節に来たが・・・一層、素晴らしい景観でした。ここは入山するのに有料なんですが、駐車場まで満車状態。この地区の桜の名所でもあるんですね。料金の徴収所が昨年とは異なり、従来は重文の大師堂の前でしたが、今日は駐車場から入ってすぐの場所になっていました。駐車場でも十分花見に耐えられるほどの桜でしたが、境内へは無... more »Is a visit to a one-year swing in the Temple have come, Dou also Tower within the garden is great. Today for the first time came during cherry blossom season... the scenery was. Is going to enter here to pay for the parking lot is full. It is very famous for cherry blossoms in this area. Fees levied, unlike last year, before the compound daishido was conventional, but in from the parking lot today and was turned away. I had a cherry blossom to stand 10 minutes at the parking lot to the ground could not free! I have said that I.
しぐれんJanuary 17, 2017
見たことのない塔の形、自社の基礎、古くからの地域の信仰を見れて良かったです 1940年代 先の大戦で道半ばにして倒れられた方の墓所慰霊碑 むした苔も全てが素晴らしく映りました。 ありがとうございました more »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
スーパーベジータJune 7, 2017National treasure two-storied pagoda into the internal preview out can be very great! To keep cultural goods and visited. I think is not equipped as tourist destinations, low at the time, very good. Young you are chanting sutras at the main hall, were trained. You properly justice "to Elo" and for almost all greetings, very nice.
Koichi YamadaMay 31, 2017Negoro-ji Temple recently, admission fees are as is, unfortunately, but worth is there. In the main hall, when Hideyoshi rusty gun bullet remains so. Feral, previously had better relief cats is now I don't see it. It is the season of cherry blossoms in spring, foliage season is good.
隆之松嶋May 3, 2017EPIC Temple also called red shadow generation was, negoro Ninja = bad, but negoro Castle was overwhelmed. Indeed, OTO was similar and Koyasan, Shingon Buddhism. Is not very tourist oriented in a good
石川恵子July 2, 2017I heard cherry blossoms. To arrive at the parking lot was jammed. Cherry blossoms are really beautiful places.
チェチェンタロウJune 10, 2017This is negoro fault! Along the road in front of the negoro Temple dissected continues to the Valley. This road on your right (South, kinokawa) outer zone of Southwest Japan, left (North, negoro-ji Temple) in the inner zone of Southwest Japan. DOH is inspiring landscape.
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