Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshino-cho

4.4
#1 of 16 in Historic Sites in Yoshino-gun
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.
Create an itinerary including Kinpusenji Temple
map
Kinpusenji Temple Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
185 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Visit 4/15/2017 to fit the Japanese Idol "Kongo collection King daigongen" of Kannon. Surfacing up long ago in the travel brochures, look at photos here are attracted to blue gongen-SAMA's appearance, and I always like to see. Many worshippers from Yoshino cherry blossom season, and is the Kannon for a limited time. First, buy a ticket under the temple, take off your shoes climbing up the stairs of the temple. Handed me the bag later that person with the prayers of wish fulfillment of the safety notes. You take back this Bill. There were blue gongen customers when entering the main hall in front of three scowling forcemeat. Large central statue of Buddha, the right is a statue of Miroku bosatsu Kannon, left. This Buddha gongen customers to visit 拝mimashou over here. To leave this place and route is one way, return to this place 2 times. Place 拝meru right in front of the three-body is only here. To see him personally, there are about six small blind puts two people in front of the main place in in a time of 5 minutes. Drums and is a total replacement and waiting. This waiting alongside around around the search for a third body, it was over an hour wait. Just like to see the main closely but did not want to pray for specifically because I was able to see the main shrine of queued up. Booth's partitions is 1 column side by side in front of the three-body to search for. 選bezu enters is a total replacement, so will your booth will be directed in order so that depends on luck. You would be in front of the Buddha in the Middle, might be in front of Kannon, bodhisattva Maitreya. It is that if the goal is of gongen, luckily I was in the booth in front of the central Buddha is seen anything this booth don't also was good but honestly. Three-body as well as the gongen is in place carefully looked at to up in the main hall and powerful at the same time I see is fantastic, so helpful. The main is prohibited. 大人genaku I the only one we have secretly taken. In the damned I am sorry. Deference to those feelings because they just want to see you wearing your came from Kyushu, and please forgive me.
    View original
  • The World Heritage mount, this time in winter, is the center of faith, Golden Peak Mountain temple, this temple is the same time model is the largest on the Wild mountain, sitting cable car up the mountain (at present, cable car stop driving, I used to go), in the bus can be reached (bus car with the same stop, I used to walk! From the beginning of the Golden Hill Temple can be said to be the starting point of the Wild Hill, from this way there are countless restaurants, soil products, restaurants and so on, of course in the winter off-season, only depression, said this temple, now the Great mountain Gate is being renovated, eagle frame heavy, nothing good-looking, climbed the ladder of a few steps down the hall, here pour Aleppo have to see value, It is true that in winter there is no ticket to receive tickets and you are free to enter. The Wild Hill, this is really the beginning.
    View original
  • Imposing towers, a solemn atmosphere, building a huge... it all long-established in the temple here. It is a temple can mini experience training day yamabushi and kinpusen-JI mountain in various temples. This is a temple with a distinctive character to represent the "winter Yoshino". Lunch in boiled in shukubo in manners after the en masse to rehearse, bancha and teacake comes out in the end. 4-you must be looking at hours 5 hours. However, I was here 10 minutes at one time, never 再拝 is not. I mean... how much will a 5000 yen per person is... an incredible luxury.... It is a waste, and say honestly. This is a... business than say faith and practice.
    View original
Google
  • Enormous wooden shrine with thatched roof and giant blue demons inside waiting for you - what's not to love?
  • How Beautiful!!
  • Nice view
  • Great !
  • Like

Plan your trip to Yoshino-cho

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Yoshino-cho

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Yoshino-cho by other users

21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CROATIA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Tokyo & Nara Prefecture BY A USER FROM ITALY March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Yoshino-cho BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 50 days in Japan BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans