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Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshino-cho
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Explore the second largest wooden structure in Japan at Kinpusenji Temple. Also known as "the temple of golden peaks," the site was established in the mid-seventh century by En no Gyoja, the founder of the Shugendo Mountain Ascetic sect of Buddhism, and remains the Shugendo headquarters today. Of note here are the Zao Gongen, the main idols of worship in the faith, aged at over 1300 years old and standing up to 7 m (23 ft) in height. The statues are so sacred they are only displayed twice a year, during spring and autumn. Look out for smaller examples of the statues around the site, and in photographs in the brochure. Make Kinpusenji Temple a part of your Yoshino-cho vacation plans using our Yoshino-cho vacation planner.
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  • Visit the night of ZAO gongen, participated in the morning service. Three bodies floating in the dark Temple present externals way, was really fantastic. Heart trembles in boast sound, the sound of drums. Was listening to the talk, but far surpasses imagination. Good come from the bottom of my heart! It was a phase of rage is present externals way, but so cute face. "Meow" sound so perfect. Have to say. Unlike the morning and night, also present externals way a bit sleepy. I have to say. Happening anyway and see, is engraved on the heart. I would never forget. Gongen-SAMA itself, in spring and autumn special admission becomes possible as it is. Kaput, along with special admission so tens. This ritual begins he turned quiet, long plastic bags of traveler are (the next worst thing. ) There were people I 鳴tchi alarm wake-up call, or. Need to come. There was also some pretty nasty things, but also to see you go. More than the beaches.
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  • ZAO-do Gohonzon, ZAO daigongen guests. There is a stately, wearing blue was overwhelmed. Between the sanctuary you can visit closer to the manifestation came hope confession of past life and physical and mental purification. Wood tag with us during the open period. Yoshino cherry was crowded in the crowd. Slowly over time, it was nice.
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  • Currently depends treasure gate NET in repair. Over the past 10 years the public present slightly about 1 month and visited instead. Yoshino cable down, 10-minute walk and had written something, but 70-something mother and tough uphill approach to about 15 minutes, and it took. In the rugged mountains big legs Hondo looks here and there of the Yoshino. You're looking for ZAO gongen to the public is a special admission fee 1000 yen. (Advance purchase ticket deals and Kintetsu ticket) shoe-bag of bags and bills helpful. Are there uninterruptedly Homa ye unto the voice of. Present 7 meters in three figures, large and powerful is never ever seen blue-skinned and rolled his eyes. Applicant puts more expression between (space separated by sliding small). (Temple shooting ban) Nara and Kyoto was forced I of France as able to feel atmosphere of Shugendo and grandeur is an amateur I saw. According to heard my mother talk like person in charge, about 10 years ago, more vivid blue was so. Become exposed, are fading little by little. Buddha images like you the release date check you are in a hurry!
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