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Nōfuku-ji Temple, Kobe

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Nōfuku-ji is a Buddhist temple that, from the legend, was founded in 805 by the monk Saichō, in Kita Sakasegawa, Hyōgo-ku, Kobe, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Saichō (of the Tendai sect) placed a statue of Yakushi Nyorai of his own making in the temple hall and named the temple Nōfuku Gokoku Mitsu-ji.This temple served as a branch temple of Kyoto's Shōren-in from the early Edo period to the beginning of the Meiji period.The Shin-saigoku Pilgrimage (a Buddhist pilgrimage route in Japan) includes this temple as one of the stops.Main buildingAny remains of Nōfuku-ji were vanished, and now replaced by Tsukinowa-eiden main hall, which was built in 1953 (damaged during Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995, and reconstructed in 1997).Hyōgo DaibutsuHyōgo Daibutsu is a big statue of Buddha in Hyōgo Prefecture which originally was built in 1891 on donation of a wealthy merchant, and was 3rd biggest Buddha statue in Japan. Melted down in 1944 for the Metals recovery ordinance and was replaced in 1991 by new statue. Current statue have size of 11 meters (18 meters with pedestal), 60 tons weight. The eye-opening ceremony (Kaigen-kuyō) was held in May, 1991.
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  • I'm a lover of all things big buddha related, but this was a bit of a let down. I expected it to be a bigger attraction, possibly with more signs directing me there from the station. When i arrived, i...  more »
  • Def worth checking out while in Kobe. It's a bit of a walk from the Hyogo JR station but its free so it's worth it! The statue is HUGE! I'm unsure why its not higher on the must-see list in Kobe....  more »
  • I went to Temple function in Qing ping sheng. As well as Nara and Kamakura, is one of Japan's three great Buddhas. It is a folksy Buddha in Nara and Kamakura difference free fun.
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  • Here is function Fu temple like famous Daibutsu.
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  • Tiantai sect 33 West country then the vicinity of Guan Yin 23rd Ling as of July 22, 26 Bai
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  • I had such a respectable Daibutsu in the neighborhood.
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  • Quite big, to go up to ring, there was a powerful
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  • It is pretty balanced compared to its predecessor Daibutsu twink.
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