Negoro-ji Temple, 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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  • Oto, the main shrine and garden and all mind is washed and clean. Autumn is beautiful. It was a great help especially with fewer visitors, Chinese and Korean is not present. Take a stroll and relax. Is a Shingon Buddhism. I was feeling a strange mix of negoro States and. It is like this with natural gardens of Japan.
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  • I stopped by on the way forth Yoshino Nara in the Kansai Airport to rent a car. Previously without reason are interested in two-storied pagoda, on the way to two-storied pagoda of the Temple found on a map that came to visit. Assist many who took part in the parking lot, there were a lot of tourists in the cherry blossom season or the precinct, was not very crowded. Is more rectangular and two-storied pagoda, circular pagodas are 2 layers. Rare taho pagoda (pagoda) here, we could see the inside of the tower. Squares further inside the round chancel is found. Other large denbo-do Hall side of the Guangming Palace and gardens, and enjoyed a peaceful time. Had a matchlock guns made by the monks of negoroji Temple in Kishu, priest is played by actor Takeshi taro Yoshida, watching a rerun of NHK Taiga drama "furinkazan" as an aside, "Tsuda kenmotsu" scene. Listening to the words of the negoro Temple in Kishu, look here. It is the mountain say Secretary of negoro Temple, gun production. It burnt by Toyotomi Hideyoshi became one large military population. I visited the temple has such a history without knowing. OTO was looking for me, so escaped the burn. It is good.
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  • Headquarters of negoro possessed the largest military group in this region, so had 720000 Stone Temple as measured at its peak. Torn in the battle and Hashiba Hideyoshi had negoro masses of mountain populations studied from Tanegashima Island brought back only a single gun, armed with a gun and produced in large quantities is more than 10000 people and its armed forces is a major big name class is thoroughly disarmed, leaving a number of buildings, such as daishido, oto, Temple is burned. So not this feature remains in negoroji Temple was armed. But the time, find that according to the castle ruins near the West side of the temple.  I would like to visit my homework next time. Once again visited the negoro Temple is normally brilliant okunoin, the triad of Dainichi Buddha pagodas of national treasures and important cultural properties daishido, daidenbo Temple, Kongo satsunan 埵 and respect WINS French top. Admission fee is (more than a junior high school student 500 yen, children are free of charge) is worth a look is required.  Opening hours is from the 9:10 summer season April to October up to 16:30 winter 11 /-March until 16:00 is. Parking, free of charge. I forget if not a little Gate located away. The size is great power about 17 m in height. Has installed a NIO guardian statues on either side of the gate. Especially pagoda and this is the best, but the idyllic rural landscape and splendid negoro-ji Temple cultural heritage is slowly visitors want to.
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  • Very peaceful compared to some shrines in Kyoto(probably less tourist know about this place). I enjoyed the atmosphere and the tranquil of the whole place.Do visit this place when you are in Wakayama.
  • It is the head temple of the shingi Shingon sect was founded by Satoru was also Clerk of new (kakubann) Saint. Ever since its founding, boasts a tradition of nearly 900 years, Yamauchi's "big--Lu owning of dharmadhatu towers' Japan's largest wooden (is snoring rushana Hokkaido handler finally) aka"Oto"in addition to large denbo-do Hall important cultural Buddha Dainichi Nyorai (dainichinyorai), Vajrasattva (discourses) and respect WINS French top ( So Iris was just) of the three-body is enshrined. Have about 3500000 m² grounds, wonderful cherry blossoms, spring and autumn seasons, leaving the atmosphere of medieval temples, 根來 Temple is more pleasing to the eye of worshippers.
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  • When I went to buy a peach 🍑 Momoyama-Cho, tourism in the area. Walk around the negoro-ji Temple. Able to slow times in the building, but it was a hot day, cold tea and we went. Pond is very clean, I was impressed.
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  • Japan's only wooden pagoda. Fun and nokyo-Sho is the Geneology of a taste, is now also looking at you. 16 December visit.
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  • This place is "negoro-ji Temple book Fong Temple Office ' and is called, is an Office of the temple and adjacent Kishu Tokugawa family cottage is reconstructed and the CoCo honbo Temple Office Office building at the heart of Buddhist monks practice usually says Kondo and Hondo is located east of treasure in Coco negoro-ji Temple"large Dembo Hall"will be" Nagusa Palace nagusagoten "and called Palace Garden is the scenic grounds of the country received stunning beauty boasts a garden honbo is free but pay so I attributed say Ichijo mountain (ichizhousan) is the name of the negoro-ji Temple, is ' you must head area shingi-Shingon sect Gohonzon is of important cultural assets in the country Dainichi Buddha statue is also negoro-ji Temple was built in in the late Heian period 1130 Jahr monk of the late Heian period was Temple due to Daishi's thought of shingi Shingon Buddhism founder kakuban (KARAVAN) after extensive grounds with each temple is one of the 7 temples hold statues and buildings located in Wakayama Prefecture, a national treasure. Surrounded by natural green environment filled with my favorite temple as there
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