Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshino-cho

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. Use our Yoshino-cho sightseeing planner to visit Kinpusenji Temple on your trip to Yoshino-cho, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Gokaicho ZAO Royal development it has been up to 5/6. End time of cherry blossoms, was a little person. Pretty in blue Gohonzon, had been imposing
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  • If you came earlier than usual this year Yoshino cherry was already cherry. You could come and opportunity to directly hear worries and wishes close to free this time become special public worshipping ZAO gongen who enters the screen, very impressed with power.
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  • Called to shew report salt on 4/12 already cherry Splash Mountain side Green was normally the sacred tree of the Yoshino mountain at this time of cherry blossoms in full bloom cherry blossom flower specimen ceremonies festive?! encountered in the event. Tofu and mochi and then paraded around the Yoshino yamabushi monk, big name palanquin procession, procession and arrived at the jinfeng Mountain Temple Zaodo solemn note in the chorus of Legislative Council begins, it seems which is distributed to worshippers. Mochi is 14:00 I heard wet, could waive administrative rebooking. Is a three-body gongen Kannon Temple, (treasures) also includes past, present, and future, Buddha in charge of and's is pretty big 7 meters in blue face and body as a dynamic contrast of Golden cloth! Great power of power pretty strong! Kannon spring worth came to the mountain alone I saw this present externals way makes up 5/6 days
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  • Here was the prime destination of my wife and me on April 2, 2018 as we could not find any public toilet along the no-car zone. Judging from its external appearance, there is no wonder that the temple is a historical heritage. But naturally, we felt relieved to use it's modern toilets with no queue!
  • Stunning and large, it looks super old.
  • Enormous wooden shrine with thatched roof and giant blue demons inside waiting for you - what's not to love?
  • Nice view
  • How Beautiful!!
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