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Kinpusenji Temple, Yoshino-cho

(4.4/5 based on 150 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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  • Shugendo Temple is a symbolic presence of the Yoshino Sakura cherry trees. Previously on TV kids cliff. can be seen living in dappled embark on half. I knew the temple. Kannon visited the worship of ZAO gongen like shadow of the Colossus. Local volunteers warmly greet me, young people often bow had been impressive. Souvenirs bought a lovely Shugendo bear puppet bear referring-Kun. I guess it's cherry blossom season is very busy.
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  • In special entrance, I could see you to ZAO gongen. It is a sight to see. Worth a visit in itself. To pay the admission fee and the hotel bills and eco. ECO is the shoes and put your home after excellent. It is a nice idea.
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  • 8, went for the first time on the tour. There was no thousand book Cherry is still in full bloom. There were a lot of buds. It was prepared for many of the people because it was rain, but slowly! We have to see the Kongo temple shrine who, for a limited period of time. What is made of cherry wood, with powerful images, soft atmosphere somewhere to the shrine cheers. I was able to see from the 8:30. Gate had been closed soon after it had arrived about an hour ago, went into the temple to work later in the morning. Priest close to the next is what? when we taught. Receiving the same question daily times very wonder and thought. Seems to be ready to the entrance from the 8:30 are not allowed, so a little earlier to the people arrived we recommend that admission ticket sales office is on the right side of the Hall is lined up the. Ranged from approximately 15 minutes before, but was started can be column.
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  • Nice view
  • Enormous wooden shrine with thatched roof and giant blue demons inside waiting for you - what's not to love?
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  • Buddha's present. Enno's founder. In a last-minute time for special Kannon in the Gohonzon. Anger phase blue Buddha (past world), statue of senjyukannonbosatsu (modern world), Maitreya (unread hereafter) is very hard, you look at punishing increase was felt. I visited my heart lighter.
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