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Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshino-cho

(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Yoshino's face is a typical Temple. Walking along the Omotesando gate (currently under renovation), climb the stairs and there is the environment. ZAO-do standing on the right has a dignity. There is like worshipping Temple from April of this year. Going down the stairs from the ground, and historic sites of the Southern dynasties, history buffs are also here.
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  • Was aimed at the present time frame. Lined three-body also present a huge, pale appearance is a large and powerful, very intense experience of the impact.
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  • I visited few worshippers at the end. Main building of appearance in sight! It was as big as well does not reflect even to take a picture. Tahoutou ZAO-do the normal admission fee of 500 yen. I see so much trouble, but "Oh Hey! Just 500 yen? "And with all due respect I was. Puny humans do not know the goodness and once said that... was quite a shock. In the freezing winter cold cold icy floor of ZAO-do (I was a frigid day), just walking was penance.
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