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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.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.
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  • Neither a peaceful and convenient...... is a quiet place even dare stop, many people visit there is parking! Around the temple is what the typical spa town atmosphere large road that connected with Don, left and right with visits to customers other than ordinary people on-street parking and unlimited! People a decent parking lot is visits to customers. Surprise!! ︎
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  • Has done extend the feet dangling because the weather is getting better. Environment is widely daishido OTO national treasures and important cultural properties have been perpetuated and other various types of buildings is still available while the temple is. Temple have been involved in the war and such Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and still retains the appearance 往事. A strange think seeing Hideyoshi and the same views. And able to walk in the mood give the body strapped anywhere within a soft day in the warmth of a fresh breeze stroked the body to get rid. Also, anywhere in your environment also swept clean feel the warmth of the people, and climate as well as Temple. I think that people want to feel the history, have the time and the right place. Car access is best. Is a bus from the Kii station on JR hanwa line from Oita takes time. And planting trees in autumn, leaves you so enjoy.
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  • Treasure pagoda was impressive. Because it takes about 10 minutes and is walking distance to visit by car. Both are great. Is good to become more famous. It let alone the inner sanctuary was great. When the air was different from obviously. I felt the power of something. Come on, come to the inner shrine.
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  • National 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.
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  • Negoro-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.
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  • EPIC 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
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  • I heard cherry blossoms. To arrive at the parking lot was jammed. Cherry blossoms are really beautiful places.
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  • This 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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