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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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  • One of the world heritage site of the Yoshino mountain along with his water. From the station, Kintetsu Yoshino ropeway 3-minute, 15-minute walk away. There are buses at kinpusen-ji Temple bus stop immediately. During winter months you didn't drive a ropeway weekends and holidays only, so delegates from Yoshino STA. bus and. If it can go ago the kinpusen-ji Temple. Yoshino-Omine cable car website (search for Yoshino ropeway) in details. Kinpusen-ji Temple near the restaurants and souvenir shops there are many visitor centre below stairs, Yoshino morning Palace site, good luck God of water, less than 10 minutes, on the base to the head Okami will be. In large wooden building next to todaiji Temple is 500 yen for adults. Several times a year the warehouse kingship development (important cultural property) 3 Kannon at 1000 yen.
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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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